Durr receives national DAR honor

Lauren Durr, a member of the Alexander Stirling Chapter in St. Francisville, was named a distinguished junior member of the national runner-up when the Daughters of the American Revolution held their 130th DAR Continental Congress online.

Durr is a chapter historian and vice chairman of the South Central Division of the DAR schools. This award is given to members aged 18-35 who have demonstrated exemplary DAR service.

“It is an incredible honor to be recognized along with this outstanding group of young members,” said Durr. “It’s very special to have the title. to share Anne Klein, my Chapter Regent and a former national runner-up. “

Other Stirling delegates were Klein, Jan Pourciau, Nancy Bickham and Beth Dawson.

The DAR was founded in 1890 to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. Its members are descended from the patriots who gained American independence during the Revolutionary War. With more than 190,000 members in around 3,000 chapters, DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations. To learn more, visit DAR.org.

Library Club tours River Center Branch

Over 30 members of the Baton Rouge Area Library Club toured the River Center’s new downtown branch library on July 7th.

Maria Stein, Assistant Director of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library, discussed the planning process for the facility and outlined the building’s floor plan. She was supported by the deputy library manager Patricia husband.

Allison Cooper, the branch manager, led tours through all four floors together with Stein and her husband. Highlights included visiting the digital media / recording studio, maker’s space, teen electronic art technology lab, storytime / program room, conference rooms and rooftop terrace. Participants also looked at the collections for adults, teenagers and children in print and media formats, as well as the collaborative and quiet study spaces. To find out more about the club, call (225) 389-4967.

Nason receives the Eagle Scout rank

Philip Nason, the Boy Scout Troop 51, received the Eagle Scout rank at a court of honor ceremony on June 28th at the Jackson United Methodist Church.

Nason is the son of Patricia and Johnny Nason and is a student at the Silliman Institute. He received 47 badges of merit – 28 more than required – and the gold, silver and bronze palm awards. His Eagle project was to paint lines in the Silliman parking lots. Kevin Tomb is his scout master.

Christopher Gorman was master of ceremonies. Xander Wilcox said the opening prayer, voice of the eagle was Jacob Rome and was a reader for law and oath James Deslatte. Travis Kilcrease and Will Blanchard were the wood lighters. Wyatt Wood, Brian Hunt, Jackson Felker, Wilcox, Deslatte, and Kilcrease were senior candle lighters. Steven Meyers gave the eagle cargo. Kayden Fischer said the closing prayer. Paul Guttery and Felker put up the flags, and Deslatte led the pledge of allegiance. Logan Reinhard and Blanchard read the Boy Scout Law.