Pilot Rock DAR Chapterinvites the public to our Awards Program on Sunday, Feb. 6 at the Cherokee Community Center starting at 2 p.m. This is a program to spotlight area youth and adults. Pilot Rock Chapter is honored and pleased to announce thatJim Adamson will receive a NSDAR Community Service Award. Jim Adamson has been a very active member of the Cherokee community. Jim Adamson is involved with the Jazz Music Festival; the Cherokee Connection, a local weekly radio program showcasing local musical talent; the Chairman of Cherokee's Historic Preservation Commission; library board, member, Sanford museum board member, Cherokee's Sesquicentennial co-chair, Main Street Renovation Project, REAP Committee co-chair, Cherokee Mental Health advocate and the list goes continues. Jim Adamson was selected as Cherokee Citizen of the Year in 2002. In addition to the Community Service Awards, Pilot Rock DAR Chapter will be presenting Good Citizen Awards to area high school seniors The DAR Good Citizens program and Scholarship Contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. The student selected as the school's DAR Good Citizen must have the following qualities: Dependability (which includes truthfulness, loyalty, and punctuality); Service (which includes cooperation, courtesy, and consideration of others); Leadership (which includes personality, self-control, and ability to assume responsibility); and Patriotism (which includes unselfish interest in family, school, community, and nation) to an outstanding degree.
Local American History Essay Contest winners will also be recognized at the awards program. The title of this year'sessay, "Memoirs of Paul Revere", was chosen in celebration of the 275th anniversary of the birth of Paul Revere. The history essay contest is open to students in grades 5-8. The Pilot Rock DAR Chapter hopesthat you will come and join usfor this special program honoring local youth and adults. All Pilot Rock Chapter members are asked to bring three-dozen cookies to at the meeting. The extra cookies will be distributed to area Veterans in nursing homes. If you are interested in becoming a member please contact Peggy Corrington225-4035.