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PERRY COUNTY – Be-ginning this year, the La-fayette Spring Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution announce the group will honor a woman of the community. The criteria for the away is a woman in the community who ex-emplifies either all or merely one of the many areas the DAR supports.
Many know the group is about genealogy, since that is how women gain membership to the organization. But very few know how much the group supports troops and veterans. They also promote literacy and education, especially history. Members also strive to preserve historic sites, locally as well as nationally.
For the group’s first Woman of the Year, members chose Ruth Anne Werner, who has been a member of DAR since 1945. Werner is not only being honored for her years of membership, but for her love of children and her constant support of the American history and good-citizen essays, and DAR teas. Being a Good Citizen Award winner herself, Werner knew the importance of continuing to award local school children and set up a fund for the good-citizen essay to help with expenses for this year and years to come.
In addition to the DAR, Werner has supported her family, her church and her community. “When one speaks of Ruth Anne Werner, one speaks of a woman who is sweet, kind and amazing,” a press release announcing the honor stated. “That is why the Lafayette Spring Chapter chose her as their Woman of the Year.”