Friday, August 20, 2010

Fayette County BOE Proclaims Sept 17-23 as Constitution Week

At the recent Fayette County Board of Education meeting, the James Waldrop Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution was presented with a proclamation declaring September 17-23, 2010, as Constitution Week in the Fayette County Schools.  This is the fourth year the Board of Education has presented the proclamation to the DAR. 

The DAR visits several of the county's elementary schools in September to teach the children about the history of the United States Constitution. Constitution Week Vice Chairman Ann Eldredge stated, "The ladies of the DAR practice what we preach.  We love to teach the children about the origins of the Constitution.  Over the last three years, our members have spoken to over 1300 4th and 5th graders in Fayette County.  Each year, we dress in clothing which represents the time frame of the American Revolution and try to bring the Constitution to life.  The children learn about how the Constitution was framed and about some of the men who represented the state of Georgia. The younger children are given bookmarks with the preamble to the Constitution while the older students are given booklets of the Constitution.  We wouldn't be able to provide these booklets without the continuing support of our Georgia Congressmen and Senators."

Betty Harrah, Regent of the James Waldrop Chapter DAR, also presented a certificate of appreciation to the BOE for the ongoing support of the Constitution.

The James Waldrop Chapter DAR is chartered in Fayetteville, GA.

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