The Thomasville Chapter DAR Annual Christmas Tea held each December is a fundraiser for the Lois Elam Scholarship Fund along with other local, state and national projects. The December 2016 Tea featured two beautiful historic Thomasville homes from the mid-1800's. The 20th Annual Tea was well attended by the Thomasville community along with good participation by Chapter members. Deb Phillips and Shelba Sellers were Co-Chairs of the event.

DAR Tea 2016

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DAR Tea 2016

  DAR Tea 2016

The Thomasville Chapter DAR held their October meeting "On The Road" at the Thomas County Museum of History! The October program featured the Museum's Executive Director, Ann McCudden.

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Thomasville Chapter DAR members attend Georgia DAR SW District Meeting.

Thomasville Chapter DAR members
Thomasville Chapter DAR members attended the Georgia DAR SW District Meeting in Moultrie, GA on August 12, 2016: ( L-R) Past Regent Sheila Tucker, Parliamentarian Camille Davis, Vice Regent Deb Phillips, Treasurer Mary Friend Carter, Regent Melody Porter, Chaplain Shelba Sellers and Past Regent Diana Neel. Not pictured is Janet Campbell who also attended.
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Janet Campbell, Thomasville Chapter DAR Junior American Citizen (JAC) Committee Chair assisted in the booth for the State Chair.


(L-R) Melody Porter, Thomasville Chapter DAR Regent with Georgia SW District Director, Mary King Givens.

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(L-R) Sheila Tucker from the Thomasville Chapter DAR with Georgia State 1st Vice Regent Melodye Brown.

  (L-R) Thomasville Chapter DAR members: Past Regent Sheila Tucker, Vice Regent Deb Phillips, Regent Melody Porter, Treasurer Mary Friend Carter and Past Regent Diana Neel.

Rebecca Roberts  

REBECCA ROBERTS is the recipient of the 2015 Thomasville Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Lois Elam Scholarship.

Rebecca graduated from Cairo High School and has demonstrated the characteristics of an outstanding student, leader and service minded patriot. She will be attending the University of Alabama majoring in music education. She has excelled in her educational, extra-curricular and volunteer activities. She is a patriot for wanting to become a music teacher and someday return to her home to teach others.

The Thomasville Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Lois Elam Scholarship was created 20 years ago to assist local graduating high school seniors.  Lois Bradshaw Elam, a member and Past Regent of the Thomasville Chapter, was one of the founding members of the scholarship program.  The goal of the scholarship is to help young people continue their education in areas that encourage DAR goals of historic preservation, education and patriotism.  The Lois Elam Scholarship is primarily funded by the DAR Christmas Tea in December as well as donations and the scholarship recipient receives $750 towards their college costs.

The scholarship allows a local Thomas or Grady County graduate entering college for their first year to study history, political science, education, journalism, library science or related fields.  Male and female applicants are eligible and are not required to have a DAR connection.  The student selected as the Thomasville Chapter DAR Scholarship winner must have been accepted at a college or university and exhibit qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.  Scholarship applications can be obtained through high school guidance counselors or by contacting the Thomasville Chapter DAR.

Mayor Hobbs
Mayor Greg Hobbs presented Vice Regent Deb Phillips (left) and Regent Melody Porter of the Thomasville DAR Chapter with a proclamation declaring March 29, 2016 as Vietnam War Commemoration Day in Thomasville.

Thomasville DAR Christmas Tea

Find Your Patriot Ancestor Event
was held in February, 2016 in cooperation with the Thomas County Public Library.   Ten people participated in the event. Some of the attendants had also taken the Thomas County Public Library class on Family Tree Maker by Perida Mitchell, Librarian. 

Thomasville DAR Chapter members who assisted with the event included Melody Porter, Alice Quinif, Florence Harrell, Wilma Kelley and Lois Hand along with a special friend to DAR, Doris Davies.

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The Thomasville Chapter DAR Christmas Tea
is an annual event held each December to raise money for scholarship funds including the Lois Elam Scholarship Fund and to assist in many programs and projects for the Thomasville Chapter Daughters. The December 2015 Tea, held at the home of Jay and Kim Flowers, was a very successful fundraiser for the Thomasville Chapter DAR. The 19th Annual Tea was well attended by the Thomasville community along with good participation by Chapter members. Melody Porter and Shelba Sellers were Co-Chairs of the event. The Tea was also featured in the December issue of Thomasville Scene Magazine.

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