Public can celebrate U.S. flag at Shelton ceremony
The public is invited to attend a Flag Day ceremony Friday, June 14 at 11 a.m. at the Shelton Community Center courtyard, 41 Church St.
The Sarah Riggs Humphreys-Mary Silliman Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will conduct the ceremony honoring the American flag.
In case of rain, the ceremony will take place in the community center’s second floor meeting room. Organizers said people of all ages are encouraged to participate in celebrating the symbol of U.S. freedom.
DAR chapters elects Shelton residents
New officers, including Shelton residents, recently were elected to lead the local DAR chapter.
Officers of the Sarah Riggs Humphreys-Mary Silliman Chapter include Shelton residents Linda Tidrick (first vice regent), Lucille Wells (chaplain), Linda Papp (recording secretary), Pat King (treasurer), Mary Rozsa (registrar), Marge Estok (historian) and Barbara Wells (librarian).
An event also celebrated the accomplishments of Wells, the chapter’s regent since 2009.
Wells brought the chapter into the digital age by designing the chapter’s website, and her tenure was highlighted by the national DAR’s recognition of the chapter in researching and identifying the Revolutionary War patriots in the Huntington Burial Ground and celebrating Flag Day at the burial ground. Well is the state DAR’s Conservation Chairman.
About the local DAR chapter
The Sarah Riggs Humphreys Chapter, organized in October 1893, and the Mary Silliman Chapter, organized in January 1894, merged in October 2009 and currently has 79 members. The chapter covers Shelton, Derby, Bridgeport, Monroe, Stratford, Trumbull and other nearby towns.
For information visit www.sarahriggshumphreysDAR.org or call chapter regent Christy Hendrie at 203-261-2628.