On Sunday, December 11th, 2016, the Philadelphia Winn Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution hosted its 28th Tamassee Christmas Luncheon. There were some very excited children, from four cottages at the Tamassee DAR School in South Carolina. The luncheon was held at the Lawrenceville First Baptist Church in Lawrenceville, GA. There were approximately one hundred in attendance.
The Tamassee DAR School was founded in 1919 by the Daughters of the American Revolution to provide an education to children in the rural Appalachian Mountains. The school survives and thrives to this day; now the school’s mission is to support children and families in crisis through residential, educational, and outreach services.
The children from four Tamassee cottages submitted their Christmas “wish lists” to the Chapter. Great care was taken to grant the children’s wishes and provide wonderful memories.
Regent Kitty Watters officiated, and Chaplain Linda Olson gave a brief program . Representing the Georgia State Society DAR was Chapter Development and Revitalization Commission State Chair Rene’ Hardin.
Special thanks to Past Regent Lydia McGill and “Santa” Curtis for their continuing generosity. Our Chapter’s heartfelt thanks goes to the wonderful Williams Family for 28 years of dedication to the children of Tamassee DAR School. Mrs. Eloise, Jenna, Candy, Faith, and their families spent hours preparing, shopping and wrapping gifts. Appreciation is given for the use of the wonderful facilities at the Lawrenceville First Baptist Church and to Pastor Inman Houston. Lastly, thanks to the Daughters of Philadelphia Winn Chapter, whose hearts are filled with glad tidings all year long!
For more information regarding the Philadelphia Winn Chapter of the NSDAR, please visit our website at: philadelphiawinn.georgiastatedar.org