DAR honors community at annual breakfast
by Alan Reed
Dec 05, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Landon Sumner accepts his award from Community Education Coordinator Brenda Southwick for his winning essay on a Special Veteran. Landon wrote about his Great Uncle, and World War II Veteran Thomas H. Sumner for the Daughters of the American Revolution Contest. Sumner, and other winners Jackson Vinson and Hunter Beach read their essays at the DAR’s Christmas Breakfast, and received a $50 award with their plaques.
Landon Sumner accepts his award from Community Education Coordinator Brenda Southwick for his winning essay on a Special Veteran. Landon wrote about his Great Uncle, and World War II Veteran Thomas H. Sumner for the Daughters of the American Revolution Contest. Sumner, and other winners Jackson Vinson and Hunter Beach read their essays at the DAR’s Christmas Breakfast, and received a $50 award with their plaques.
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The James Thomas Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met for breakfast last Saturday at the Cadiz Renaissance Center for its annual Christmas and Honors Program to recognize the accomplishments of members of the community.

DAR members and guests enjoyed a breakfast prepared by Washer’s IGA and served by volunteers. With the conclusion of the meal, the program began with the Pledge of Allegiance and the recognition of guests and DAR members.

Virginia Alexander of the DAR said that the breakfast began in 1972 as a Thanksgiving meal, but was changed to the familiar Christmas Breakfast in 1992.

“It’s not easy to recognize the contributions of three individuals in Cadiz and Trigg County,” said Alexander. “We know about everyone in Trigg County, and know that many women and men do many good deeds every day.”

DAR Member Nella Gentry called the winner of the Community Service Award Ned Davis “one of the busiest people I’ve ever met.” Among Davis’s accomplishments were the awards, Farmer of the Year, American Farmer and Kentucky Star Farmer. Gentry lauded Davis’s efforts to gather donated materials for and personally drive them to the Oneida Baptist Institute in Eastern Kentucky in his own vehicle, marked “The Oneida Express.”

Maureen Bowles was next to recognize Rev. Tom Martin for his contributions to the community. She said that Martin had been recognized as a Rotarian of the Year and Citizen of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce. Currently, he heads a program to bring the Trigg County Football Team to various churches each week. “Every time I think I have heard about all of his good deeds, something else comes to mind.”

Martin said, “I want to thank the DAR, as this is a big honor. I could not do anything without the support of two congregations that have been very gracious to allow me to do so.”

For the rest of this story, read this week's Cadiz Record.
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