The annual Colonel John Green Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution awards were handed out yesterday afternoon, with some familiar names honored.
Perhaps most impressive, Elizabeth James was presented with the 60 Year Member Award for serving with the local chapter since the 1950’s, including serving as chapter regent from 1954 to 1956.
She remains active as the State Recording Secretary.
On the other side of the spectrum, Ellen Burks won the Outstanding Junior Member Award for volunteering to serve on several committees and served as a page at yesterday’s ceremony.
Willee Cooper won the Lettter to the Editor Award for submitting a letter to the Kentucky New Era that was published dealing with historical and patriotic objectives. Sharon Downey won the Project Patriot Award for her efforts in assisting wounded military and David and Nancy Smith won the Outstanding Service to the Chapter Award for service as genealogist and chapter registrar.
Brett Pritchett was the winner of the Outstanding Teacher of American History award, with Pritchett a member of the faculty at University Heights Academy. Official local historian William Turner won the Community Service Award, with officials calling him an “institution” in the community. As everyone is well aware, the local chapter points out that Turner has devoted countless hours to collect and to store historical memorabilia, which he shares in his unique and entertaining manner.