Colonial Daughters DAR Chapter hears Maine Forestry Museum presentation

RANGELEY — The Colonial Daughters Chapter of The Daughters of the American Revolution of Farmington met recently at The Church of Good Shepard in Rangeley for their fall meeting.
A luncheon was served at noon by caterer Heidi Ross. Following lunch, Ron Haines, past president of the Maine Forestry Museum, presented a program on the forestry history and industry of the Maine woods. There were displays of artifacts, tools, carvings, samples of various wood and, of course, a few stories both humorous and sad. The Maine Forestry Museum honors the legacy, cherishes the ingenuity and teaches future generations the history of our forests.
Following the presentation, a brief business meeting was held. The chapter’s Good Citizen Awards Chairwoman Linda Bauer reported on the upcoming Good Citizen Awards for 2020. The group discussed the guidelines as to whether or not there were any changes for the coming year. The Colonial Daughters Chapter sponsors six area schools to recognize excellence in high school seniors.
The DAR Good Citizens Award and Scholarship Contest, created in 1934, is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. This award recognizes and rewards individuals who possess the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism in their homes, schools and communities. These students are selected by their teachers and peers because they demonstrate these qualities to an outstanding degree. This program is open only to high-school seniors whose schools are accredited by their state board of education. One student per year may be honored as a school’s DAR Good Citizen.
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history, and support better education for our nation’s children. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With more than 165,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations. To learn more about the work of today’s DAR visit
The next meeting of the chapter will be Tuesday, Dec 3, at the Fairbanks Union Church, 583 Fairbanks Road. There will be a potluck luncheon, with a brief business meeting followed by a Christmas Party. Each member will bring a story about their favorite Christmas decoration and a wrapped gift for to exchange.