DAR helps Stockings for Soldiers project

alt

General Daniel Newnan DAR members Kayla Hudson, vice regent; Judith Lowery, treasurer, Kitty Kelley, DAR Service for Veterans chair; Jane Trammell, Project Patriot chair; Audrey Wyle, regent; and Brenda Jessel, past regent, personalized 50 Christmas stockings for a U.S. Army MP unit in Afghanistan. 


"What will you miss from home this Christmas?" was the question asked by Heather Cotton, General Daniel Newnan Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution member.

Cotton is currently on civilian assignment to the U.S. Army at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. Part of her job there brings her into daily contact with a U.S. Army Military Police unit. The answers to her question — "What will you miss from home this Christmas?" — were a wide variety of things and included memories of all kinds of Christmas treats. 

Cotton's "big idea" was to present each member of this Military Police unit with at least some of these items stuffed into individual, personalized Christmas stockings. General Daniel Newnan DAR members got busy with personalizing 50 stockings and the shopping for Christmas treats and items the soldiers might be able to use. Ten boxes in all were sent to this MP unit.

"It is a small remembrance and ‘thank you’ for their service in Afghanistan," commented Audrey Wylie, regent of the General Daniel Newnan Chapter.

The General Daniel Newnan Chapter has had an ongoing project of sending home-baked treats to this MP unit for the past year, and will continue as long as Cotton is on-site to help coordinate. Members of Explorer's Bible Study, Newnan, also generously donated boxes of treats for the project. 

 For information on the Daughters of the American Revolution, contact General Daniel Newnan Chapter membership chair Jeannine Jackson 770-253-6517; or for the Sons of the American Revolution, contact Marquis de Lafayette Chapter President Bob Wylie 770-251-4672. Both organizations invite inquires for membership or meetings.



More Close Up

Weekender: See & Do

"The Walking Dead”-themed run • “Running Dead Ultra” is a 100 (Mile)/50M/50K two-day running event from March 28-29 ... Read More


Casino Night: Gamble to give back

People of Coweta County will roll the dice Saturday, all for a good cause. The Newnan Junior Service League is hosting Casino Night at the M ... Read More


Movie Reviews: ‘A Girl Like Her’ and ‘It Follows’

Social media goes on your permanent record

‘A Girl Like Her’ Life is tough for 16-year-old Jessica Burns (played by Lexi Ainsworth), especially when she draws the ire of ... Read More


Food & Dining

Sip ‘n’ see offers view of renovated Angel’s House

Generally, a “sip ‘n’ see” party is held to celebrate a newborn baby. It allows family and friends to gather to snac ... Read More


Serenbe to offer summer canning workshops

Starting April 25, the Bosch Experience Center in Serenbe Farms is hosting monthly canning workshops. Held on the last Saturday of April, Ma ... Read More

Healthy Living

CTCA nurse gives Celebrate Life unique perspective

With now-local breast cancer survivor Roxann McIntyre leading the way, the third-annual Celebrate Life commemorated the five-year survivorsh ... Read More