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The chapter will
be represented at Moores Creek National Battlefield (U.S. National Park
Service) to recognize the 240thAnniversary
of the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge in Currie, NC, on Saturday, February 27,
2016 beginning at 10 AM. As a chapter we will carry our chapter banner (flag)
and place the Brunswick Town Chapter wreath at this site. Several patriotic
organizations take part that day.
Here is a little
history of this famous battle:
In the Battle of
Moores Creek Bridge in North Carolina on February 27, 1776, during the
Revolutionary War (1775-83), American forces defeated the British. The victory
ended British authority in North Carolina and provided an important boost to
Patriot morale. Within two months of the American victory, on April 12, 1776,
North Carolina became the first colony to vote in favor of independence from
Britain. Richard Caswell,
who led the Patriots to victory at Moores Creek, later served as North
Carolina’s first and fifth governor.
members are encouraged to attend. Moores Creek National Battlefield is 22 miles
north of Wilmington.As more informationbecomes available it will be forwarded
The Brunswick Town
Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold their meeting on
Wednesday, February 10, 2016, at Brunswick Electric Company, 795 Ocean Highway
(Rte 17), Shallotte, NC. Our program
will be presented by Liza Pomeranz on
Colonial cooking. Ann Cranford will
talk about wearing of our Insignia and pins.
Please bring a bag lunch to the meeting.
For more information contact regent, Diane Kuebert at (910-253-8853) or registrar, Cindy
Sellers at (910-540-0301).
NC Maritime Museum in conjunction with our Brunswick Town Chapter applied for a Special Projects Grant for the museum in Southport. The amount of the
requested grant requires 1:1 matching secured funds. The grant was for
exhibit is called “Down the Colonial Cape Fear” and will be dedicated on
Friday, June 3rd at 4:00pm. NCSDAR State, District, Honorary and National
officers will be invited to attend.
January 29, our Brunswick Town Chapter presented awards to 5th Grade
Student, Lauren Elizabeth Schulte-Hock at a special award ceremony at Supply
Elementary School. Lauren was the 5th
Grade winner for Brunswick County in our annual American History Essay
Contest. Receiving a Certificate of
Participation was Teo Ruiz. This year,
the topic for 5th through 8th graders centered on The
Stamp Act, as the year, 2015 marked the 250th anniversary of the
Lauren with an American History medal, Certificates, and a cash award of fifty
dollars, were Chapter Regent, Ms. Diane Kuebert, and Carol Hart, Co-Chair of
the American History Committee. Ms. Hart
explained that the essays are read and judged by not only members of the
American History Committee, but also by a retired teacher who is not a DAR
member, and who has worked with her students in writing these essays. The contest is open to all Brunswick County
students in grades 5 – 12.
explained that the Stamp Act was a new tax passed by the British Parliament. It required all colonists to pay a tax on
every printed piece of paper they used.
The Stamp Act was viewed by the colonists as “taxation without representation.” Students were asked to describe a colonial
family’s discussion about the new Stamp Act and what role it played on
organizing the colonists against the British King and Parliament.
Fifth grade students from the
following schools participated in the contest this year: Bolivia, Supply, Lincoln and Union
Elementary. Students from three other
middle schools and West Brunswick High School also participated. Our 8th grade winner, Alexis Paige
Turturici, also won for the District.
Our 11th grade winner was Ashley Nicole Gibbs. Winners for 8th and 11th
grade will be celebrated at a Board of Education ceremony on May 3.
Assisting Lauren in the development
of the theme and research for her essay were teachers Ms. Jackie Brock, AIG
(Academically and Intellectually Gifted) Teacher, and Ms. Lori Crabtree, 5th
Grade Social Studies Teacher. Lauren is
the daughter of Mark Hock and Dawn Schulte-Hock of Bolivia. Writing her essay was a rewarding experience
for this fifth grader, and I’m sure she will remember what the Stamp Act was
At the January meeting, Anne Boone was presented with her 50th Anniversary Certificate signed by the President General, Lynn Forney Young, and Chapter Regent, Diane Kuebert. Anne became a member in December 1965. Congratulations, Anne, for being a 50 year member of the DAR!