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William Taylor chapter celebrates 125 years of DAR

The William Taylor Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held a commemorative tea on Oct. 17 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the founding of the society.  The year 2015 also marks the 60th anniversary of the William Taylor Chapter.

Members of the hosting chapter were joined at The Gables in Blackstone by members of the Judith Randolph-Longwood Chapter, the James Allen Chapter and the Red Hill Chapter in welcoming former State Regent and Past Historian General Ann Hunter, who was the guest speaker for the event.

Hunter, who authored a history of the society for its 100th anniversary — “A Century of Service: The Story of the DAR,” gave inspirational highlights of achievements of the organization during its years of service.

Alice Roby, of Kenbridge, a charter member of the William Taylor Chapter, was also in attendance at the tea.

Chapter Regent Shelia Amos presented her with a gift in recognition of her service to the chapter over its 60-year span.

Local members of the William Taylor Chapter reside primarily in the counties of Lunenburg, Brunswick, Mecklenburg and Nottoway.

DAR is made up of women who have proven lineal descent from patriots of the American Revolution.