Daughters of the American Revolution: DAR Hosts Valentines for Veterans Event

VALENTINES FOR VETERANS — The Trumbull-Porter Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution recently held its thirteenth annual Valentines for Veterans workshop where many members of the surrounding communities participated, including the Charles Merriman Society, Children of the American Revolution. CAR members present were (front, from left) Mary Rehnberg, CAR president Dyland Pajano, Molly Nichols, Anna Nichols, Sydney Greenlaw, Kaitlyn Ashworth, Ashley Celone and Emma Celone; and (back) CAR State Chair Jennie Rehnberg.

OAKVILLE — The Trumbull-Porter Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution recently held its thirteenth annual Valentines for Veterans workshop at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7330, in Oakville. Participants came from Watertown, Oakville, Naugatuck, Prospect, Southbury, Oxford and other surrounding towns and made 215 Valentine cards. Participating in the workshop were not only members of the chapter and their families but members of the Charles Merriman Society, Children of the American Revolution. 

In addition to making cards, donations of individually wrapped candy allowed participants to make 203 individual bags of assorted candies to be given to the veterans in the hospitals. 

All the cards and candy have been distributed to Connecticut VA hospitals at West Haven, Newington and Rocky Hill.

Phyllis Schaar from the Ladies Auxiliary Post #7330 and NSDAR member, presented Certificates of Appreciation for their Continued Service to Veterans to members of the Charles Merriman Society, CAR, and the Connecticut State Society, CAR, who have participated in the Valentine workshops in the past.

The members of the Trumbull-Porter Chapter were also awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for their Continued Support of Veterans by the Ladies Auxiliary Post #7330.

The Trumbull-Porter Chapter serves Naugatuck, Watertown, Oakville, Prospect, Southbury, Middlebury, Woodbury, Waterbury, Oxford and other surrounding towns.

Those seeking additional information may contact Registrar Katie Gabrielson at 203-729-3349 or Jennie Rehnberg at 203-788-6054.

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