Carolyn Lynn of the Ann Rogers Clark Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was the guest speaker for the recent September meeting of the Fort Vallonia Chapter in the meeting at the Jackson County Public Library at Seymour.
Lynn talked about the role of women in the Revolutionary War, including Molly Pitcher, who carried food and a pitcher of water to the troops.
She said women helped the soldiers by weaving cloth and making uniforms, making candles, making rifle balls, printing papers, finding different ways to pass on information to the troops, farming and in other ways. Some women fought beside their husbands. A discussion about the role of women in the war followed Lynn’s talk.
After the meeting, a light luncheon was available to all. Members present were Peg Reitman, Cindy Bach, Diana Ray, Mary Miller, Billie Wintin, Pat Baxter, Donna Imlay and hostess, Dean Warner. Next month’s meeting will be held at the Turner Doll Factory and Restaurant at Heltonville.
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