Left to right: Local NSDAR chapter Vice Regent Deborah Hvizdos, Lillian Nemcik, Elizabeth Dunnell, Chaplain Jo Ann Mazzucca, Jacob Rue, and Regent Kathleen Evans rededicate a restored bronze plaque marking the historic Delaware Trail, during a Memorial Day ceremony at Shrewsbury’s Patriot’s Isle.

Press release from Shrewsbury Towne-Monmouth Chapter, NSDAR

In 1935, a bronze plaque was set on a sycamore tree located on Patriot’s Isle, at the Four Corners intersection of Sycamore Avenue and Broad Street in Shrewsbury. Planted by early colonists, the tree served to mark the Delaware Trail, used by the area’s Native American inhabitants — and later by George Washington’s troops, as they marched through New Jersey during the Revolutionary War campaign.

On Memorial Day, May 29, the refurbished bronze plaque was reinstalled near the site of its historic host tree, by members of the Shrewsbury Towne-Monmouth Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR).

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winners-croppedPress release from the Shrewsbury Towne-Monmouth Chapter, D.A.R.

The Shrewsbury Towne-Monmouth Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution has announced the winners of its 2015 essay contest, part of a nationwide initiative in which DAR invites students of local public, private, parochial schools and registered home study programs (grades five through eight) to compose an essay on an assigned theme.

The local chapter has been participating in this national essay contest for over 25 years, with 15 area schools contributing 705 essay entries to this year’s contest. For 2015 — a year that marks the 125th anniversary of Ellis Island as an immigration station — student essayists were asked to “Imagine yourself as a child traveling through Ellis Island in 1892. How would you describe your experience to your cousin who had never heard of Ellis Island?”

Every student who entered an essay will receive a certificate of participation from the local chapter. The names of the winners from the Shrewsbury Towne-Monmouth Chapter, all of whom receive certificates and monetary awards, follow after the break.

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4_veterans3The Shrewsbury Towne-Monmouth Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsored a holiday gathering at Nauvoo Restaurant in Fair Haven on December 7. More than 40 members attended the luncheon, in addition to guests that included representatives from many chapters of New Jersey Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and Sons of the American Revolution (SAR).

In honor of Pearl Harbor Day, the DVD Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII was shown, and an exhibit of member’s WWII veteran’s memorabilia was displayed for all to see.

At the luncheon, checks were given to the Food Bank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties, the Sandy Hook Lighthouse Foundation, and the local Pajama Program.  Toys were also given to the Lunch Break program of Red Bank, and speakers included representatives from both Lunch Break and the Pajama Program.

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