Tuesday, March 27, 2018

KSDAR State Conference

 The Kentucky Society Daughters of the American Revolution
State Conference was March 22 - 25, 2018
In Lexington, KY. 
 The chapters in District 3 and 4 were hosts this year. 
The Friday morning session began with the hosting chapter
regents and chapter flag bearers with chapter flags. 
Jennifer Price carried the Berea-Laurel Ridges Chapter flag, and I followed her.
Our chapter was recognized for our contributions 
and service to Veterans. 
The hosting chapters were in charge of making different table decorations
for the lunches, banquet dinners and Sunday brunch. 
Below:  I am with Karen Adams of the Rockcastle Chapter. 

The theme was Patriotism, focusing on the USA WWI
Centennial Commemoration
Below: The Sunday Youth Awards Brunch centerpieces Jennifer and I made. 

Karen Adams presents her book about Rockcastle County WWI Veterans 
to Heather French Henry, Miss Kentucky 1999
and Miss America 2000, and currently 
Deputy Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans. 
She is currently working on the kypoppyproject.com
DAR members are helping make poppies for this event.
7,861 poppies were presented to Mrs. Henry on Saturday.

Above: Left to Right
President General Ann Turner Dillon, Heather French Henry, Marjorie Shelton,
Kentucky State Regent Leslie Miller.
Above: Left to Right
Jennifer Price, me and Laura Frantz
I was presented a certificate for 100% Chapter Participation in the President General's Project
at the Saturday night banquet by President General Dillon.
The conference was most enjoyable! 

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Spring Break 2018

We flew to Tampa on Sunday, March 11th.
We stayed in Sarasota for three nights, and with 
our good friend and Berea neighbor, Marie, for two nights.
We promised Austin we would not schedule his entire first college spring break. :-) 
The photo above is the view from our hotel room balcony. 
We enjoyed delicious seafood and sunshine while we visited
friends and family in the area. 

We enjoyed this wonderful break while our area of Kentucky received an
unusual 10" deep March snow, an 18 hour power outage. and broken tree limbs. 

I'm ready for another spring break. Most public schools in KY
have their spring break the first week of April.  

Thursday, March 1, 2018

A Biltmore Estate Visit

We recently visited the Biltmore Estate for an overnight at The Inn
and a tour of the house to see the Titanic movie costumes.
 It was sixteen year-old Kaitlyn's first visit to the Estate.
She loves the movie and enjoyed seeing the amazing house and grounds
 and, of course, the beautiful costumes.
 We enjoyed a lovely dinner and overnight.
Next time we hope to stay a little longer and take time for afternoon tea.


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