Letter to the Editor

DAR 'thanks'

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Dear Editor,

When the Ladies of the Lake Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently received an Iowa State DAR Award for Outstanding Brochure, Newspaper and TV/Radio coverage, we realized that the credit really belongs to our local media. Such recognition would not be possible without the ongoing support of The Dickinson County News and The Okobojian in publishing our activities.

News stories about our local DAR projects are important not just to our membership. They inform other Lakes area organizations about projects of mutual interest and benefit. For example, you recently ran a DAR story about items needed by our hospitalized military personnel overseas. Members of the United Methodist Church in Spirit Lake have teamed up with our chapter to send 10 boxes. Their young Bible School students helped pack them and the United Methodist Women voted $50 to help with postage. We will pack more boxes to send in November. Our new state DAR president has designated help for homeless veterans as her Patriot Project. We have gotten in touch with the Dickinson County Commission of Veterans Affairs to see what might be needed at the local level.

Your news coverage helps us encourage and invite others to assist us in efforts not only to support our veterans, but to meet other DAR goals, such as promoting literacy and good citizenry. Thank you for your continuing cooperation.


Colleen Lemkuil


Ladies of the Lake Chapter