Tuesday, October 12 2021

Durr receives national honor from DAR

Lauren durr, Chapter Fellow Alexander Stirling in St. Francisville, was recognized as an Outstanding Second Junior Fellow when the Daughters of the American Revolution held their 130th DAR Continental Congress online.

Durr is a chapter historian and vice-president of the South Central Division of DAR Schools. This award is given to members between the ages of 18 and 35 who have demonstrated exemplary DAR service.

“It is an incredible honor to be recognized with the exceptional group of junior members,” said Durr. “It’s especially special to share the title with Anne Klein, my Regent Chapter and a former National Finalist.

The other delegates from Stirling were Klein, Jan Pourciau, Nancy Bickham and Beth dawson.

DAR was founded in 1890 to promote historical preservation, education, and patriotism. Its members are the descendants of the patriots who won American independence during the War of Independence. With over 190,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters, DAR is one of the largest and most active service organizations in the world. To learn more, visit DAR.org.

River Center Branch Library Club Tours

More than 30 Baton Rouge Area Library Club members visited the new library at the downtown River Center branch on July 7.

Marie stein, Deputy Director of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library, discussed the facility planning process and described the layout of the building. She was assisted by the assistant director of the library Patricia Mari.

Allison Cooper, the branch manager, joined Stein and her husband to tour the four floors. Highlights included viewing the recording / digital media studio, creators’ space, teens electronic arts tech lab, story time / program room, conference rooms and from the roof terrace. Participants also viewed the collections for adults, teens and children in print and media formats and the collaborative and silent study rooms. To learn more about the club, call (225) 389-4967.

Nason obtains the rank of Eagle Scout

Philippe Nason, of Boy Scout Troop 51, received the rank of Eagle Scout in a Court of Honor ceremony on June 28 at Jackson United Methodist Church.

Nason is the son of Patricia and Johnny Nason and is a student at the Silliman Institute. He was awarded 47 merit badges – 28 more than required – and the gold, silver and bronze palms. His Eagle project consisted of painting lines on the parking lots in Silliman. Kevin’s Tomb is his scout leader.

Christophe gorman was master of ceremonies. Alex wilcox gave the opening prayer, Voice of Eagle was Jacob Rome and reader of law and oath was Jacques Deslatte. Travis Kilcrease and Does Blanchard were the lighters. Wyatt Wood, Brian Hunt, Jackson felker, Wilcox, Deslatte and Kilcrease were row candle lighters. Steven meyers gave the eagle charge. Kayden fisher say the closing prayer. Paul Gouttière and Felker displayed the flags, and Deslatte conducted the pledge of allegiance. Logan reinhard and Blanchard read the Scout Law.

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