WILTON — Colonial Daughters Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held its October meeting at Calzolaio’s Restaurant in Wilton with 17 members and two guests present.

Four new members were welcomed to the Chapter, they were: Charlotte Collins and Donna Collins Towle, sisters of Dixfield, joining the DAR under their patriot, William Brackett; Jean Ferrari of New Vineyard, joining under her patriot, Samuel Johnson; and Emma Tosch of New Sharon, joining under her patriot, Benjamin Olds. Tosch was unable to attend, her father Kent Tosch of New Sharon represented her. The ladies were welcomed as new members and presented with DAR pins and certificates.

Several awards were also given during the meeting, Melanie Farmer, volunteer information specialist, Co-Chair for the Maine State Organization DAR was recognized for her time dedicated to maintaining Maine’s and several other state websites. Joanne Page received the Shining Star award for achieving an 11th member for member status. Heather Barklay was noted for having been a member for 25 years and Jeanette Stevens for 30 years.

State Regent Virginia Spiller of the Old York Chapter in York, was the guest speaker for the program. Spiller spoke about the efforts being made to make the organization more conscious of their carbon footprints and the U.S. Government’s endorsement of the program “Leave No Trace” being practiced in all areas of the country.

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