Labor Day Parade, Black Diamond, held first Monday in September,
DAR members march in colonial costumes with SAR members.
Our entry has taken first place in marching units for the last
three years. 800 American Flags distributed to children each year along
parade route, all donated by Mary Fell Stevenson DAR.
Black Diamond Labor Day DAR Booth
& Pie Baking Contest, first Sunday
of the month of September.
Memorial Weekend History Walk, sponsored by Mary Fell Stevenson DAR
and held May 25, 2019, 10 a.m., at Evergreen Cemetery, burial
of our chapter's namesake. More info on linked website.
DAR members lead walk and describe significant contributions
of our towns' pioneers. Coffee & cookies for all.
Naturalization Ceremony where Mary Fell Stevenson Chapter NSDAR pass out Flags to all naturalized citizens.
USO, SeaTac Airport, members donate toiletries, gift cards,
and other items to military who travel through Seattle
ROTC medals to cadets in University of Washington ROTC
programs given each year by our chapter.
American History Essay & DAR Good Citizens contest winners. Each
winner is given a certificate, chapter check and pin.
Wreaths Across America, Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, Washington; wreaths placed at several gravestones each year.
Our Chapter sponsors the Outstanding Amerian History Teacher each year. The 2018 winner was from Mary Fell Stevenson
Chapter, Melissa Finn from Kent School District.
National Society Children of the American Revolution is also
sponsored by our chapter. The current state president is the son
of one member, and grandson of another member.
"Women in the Military", Honorary State Regent Julie Pittmann's project
recognizes those women in service to our country. Pictured in the
center is our chapter member: Colonel (Retired, Army) Marge Ramsdell, with two other women from other chapters across Washington State.
Each month our chapter is honored to have speakers on topics that are fun and interesting. Other meetings include speakers from
Chemawa Indian School, Eugene OR, where members donate blankets and gift cards. Speakers from Orting Soldiers Home, members provide necessities and Fisher House, our members donate household sundries and supplies.
Our chapter works with two local libraries to set up displays
for DAR Constitution Week, September 17-24. Mary Fell Stevenson DAR also receives signed
Proclamations from the mayors of Black Diamond and
Photo permission granted and photos courtesy of Nancy Hester
Permission granted & photo courtesy Evergreen Memorial Park
All photos by permission & courtesy of Jeannette Carroll
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