Eggleston speaks to DAR

The General Joseph Warren Chapter DAR held its monthly meeting at Perkins in Warren.

The guest speaker was John Eggleston, former commissioner. He provided a talk on many issues, but mainly the evolution of county government from the formation of county governments after the Revolutionary War through today. He stated that Warren became a settlement as a result of land given to many Revolutionary War soldiers as payment for their services. He discussed the evolution of what county commissioners were responsible for and what the duties were with regard to elections.

Members present were the newest member, T. Brawand, and the youngest member, Grace Thompson, home from college, and her grandmother, Rosemary Hansen.

Members were reminded to attend the Memorial Day service at the Court House on May 29 at 10 a.m. The Chapter was invited by Disabled American Veterans. The Chapter is working on documenting Revolutionary War soldiers located at the Old Whitestone Cemetery in Pittsfield, making sure they have markers and flags. Some of these named are on the General Joseph Warren statue located in Warren.

The next meeting will be June 12 at Perkins. The speaker will be Karla LoPresti with a program on various teas. Anyone who would like more information on joining may contact Judi Wilson at 726-7240.

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