Ms. Jerry Poole Gibson, a
resident of Stockbridge and a charter chapter member of the
Andrew McBride chapter of the National Society Daughters of the
American Revolution placed second in the National American
Heritage awards for her purse made with recycled chip bags and
candy wrappers. The contest is opened to all DAR members in the
United States and chapters in foreign countries. Ms. Gibson had
to include a picture of her work and write a paragraph
explaining the technique used and how her work supported this
year’s theme, “Invest in the Future: Creating Tomorrow’s Family
Jerry Poole Gibson placed
second in the National American Heritage awards with a purse
made from recycled chip bags and candy wrappers.
This was the first year
of the local chapter and the members have received recognition
from the Georgia Division for their outstanding work in
education, conservation and patriotic activities for the past
year. The chapter was recognized with 21 certificate awards,
which included sponsoring Good Citizens Awards in Henry County
high schools, outstanding school report, outstanding veterans’
activities, conservation report, commemorative events and
numerous awards to individual members for their work for DAR.
The chapter also received the award for the highest Chapter
Achievement in the state.
Any woman is eligible for membership who is
no less than eighteen years of age and can prove lineal,
bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving
American independence. She must provide documentation for each
statement of birth, marriage, and death.