Kinnikinnik daughters were honored to present a Blue Star Memorial Monument to the Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs. The Blue Start Monument is a project of the National Council of State Garden Clubs nationwide with Colorado’s first maker placed and dedicated in 1947. The monument is a tribute to all Armed Forces that have defended the United States of America. Kinnikinnik Chapter was honored to to have with us at our dedication, members from the Pikes Peak SAR Chapter and representatives from several military organizations in Colorado Springs. It was a day of recognition to our military, patriotism and preservation. Kinnikinnik daughters and guests were also given a little history of the cemetery and the little chapel where our monument was placed to. As explained by Evergreen director, Will DeBoer, the cemetery is also for the living. there are many historical stories to be told about the people that are in residence in the cemetery and several times a year events take place at Evergreen by the Evergreen Cemetery Benevolent Society. We were delighted to have present with us at our dedication from the Benevolent Society, General William Palmer, portrayed by Bob Stovall and Queen Palmer portrayed by Dianne Hartshorn. To close out the dedication, taps were played by Chaplain Paul Darrow from the 4061 VFW. Refreshments for all were made available after the dedication.
February 1, 2014 – Kinnikinnik celebrates its 100 Year Anniversary! There will be a a wonderful party at the Antlers Hotel.
November 9, 2013 – Kinnikinnik Daughters continued their proud tradition of walking in the annual Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. Chapter ladies, some in period costumes, marched in the parade in honor of all veterans.
November 2013 – Chapter Regent, Carole Egbert, members and guests laid flowers on Kinnikinnik’s first Regent, Effie Campbell’s grave.
September 2013 – Kinnikinnik Chapter held their first official meeting hosted by Barb Smith, Andy Harris and Lila Miller, at the Historic Black Forest Log School House, built in 1922 and placed on the DAR National Registers of historic places in 1993. Guest speaker was Carrie Robertson on the preservation of the school and community center, both which survived the Black Forest Fire of 2013.
September 2013 – Our second Annual 9/11 Cookie Event! Cookies were delivered to all Police and Fire Stations in El Paso County for a second year by the Chapter Daughters.
August 18, 2013 – The 18th Annual Membership Tea was hosted by the Kinnikinnik Chapter officers at Registrar, Carolyn Trump’s home. It was a try relaxed day of visiting with many guests, good friends and hopefully, new members! It was fun to catch up with friends after a summer break, meeting our Liaison, Tina Dudley, and two guest speakers. Jan Hinkle, the director of the Colorado Girls State and last year’s three recipients attended including one delightful young lady, Molly Maier. Also, a party is not a part without games which Barb Smith was happy to inject one pertaining to questions “How much do you know about DAR?” which was such fun.