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DAR celebrates 125th anniversary
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The Hobkirk Hill Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution recently hosted a tea to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

The event, held Dec. 10 at the Robert Mills Courthouse, featured a number of special guests, including State Regent Dianne Tucker Culbertson, State Chaplain Catherine Byrd McBroom, District V Director Sylvia Benitoa Waldron, Sumter’s Home Chapter Regent Catherine Barret, and Vice Regent Sumter’s Home Chapter Linda Hawkins.

Camden Mayor Tony Scully spoke about Camden’s rich historical heritage. Kipper Ackerman, harpist, provided chamber music.

On October 11, 1890, 18 women met to officially organize the NSDAR for historic, educational and patriotic purposes. Mrs. Caroline Scott Harrison, wife of President Benjamin Harrison, served as the NSDAR’s first President General.

In the early days, the members stated, "We want a society founded on service." This emphasis on service continues today.