National Society Daughters of the American Revolution's local chapter Liberty Bell of the West was honored to host Illinois State Regent Sharon Frizzell(pictured front row center) at their most recent meeting. The meeting was hosted in Chester at the Cohen House. All that attended were privileged with a program presented by State Regent Frizzell.
By Pete Spitler
Posted Oct. 21, 2016 at 2:06 PM
With Thanksgiving less than a month away, the Randolph County Board of Commissioners concurred with National American Indian Heritage Month by proclaiming the observance within Randolph County during last week’s meeting.
Randolph County historian Emily Lyons, on behalf of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) Liberty Bell of the West Chapter, joined the commissioners in the issuance of the proclamation.
“The Liberty Bell of the West Chapter supports this, as well as the American Indians Committee,” Lyons said.
Native Americans Week began in 1976 and recognition was expanded to National American Indian Heritage Month by Congress and approved by President George Bush in August 1990.
From left, Randolph County Commissioner Dave Holder, Commissioner and Board Chairman Marc Kiehna, Randolph County historian and NSDAR Liberty Bell of the West Chapter member Emily Lyons and Commissioner Ronnie White pose for a photo after signing a proclamation on Oct. 21 declaring November as American Indian Heritage Month in the county.
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution's local chapter, Liberty Bell of the West, held it's annual day of service at the Pierre Menard Home. Members helped prepare the house for winter by leaf blowing the grounds, sweeping the front porch and painting and cleaning the welcome sign at the North Parking lot. Pictured are Joan Montroy, Connie Clendenin and Deb Utchman, weeding the garden beds. For more pictures or how you can get involved with their service days or to join please see their website at darlibertybell.weebly.com.