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Princeton-Illinois Chapter

Princeton, Illinois


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Crayon Initiative

Fourteen pounds of crayons. That is the amount the Princeton-Illinois Chapter collected in four months to help Princeton Girl Scout Troop #1652. The project involving the Scouts, called the Crayon Initiative, is supported by the Crayola Company and is beneficial in several ways. Broken and unwanted crayons that do not compost or break down over time and would otherwise end up in a landfill are returned to Crayola. They are then processed into new crayons and given to pediatric hospitals. The Girl Scouts are continuing the Crayon Initiative while our members have cleaned out old coffee cans and broken crayons from their shelves.

Crayons

Fourteen pounds of crayons


The Adventures of Sam

The Princeton-Illinois Chapter has included Uncle Sam in many of our events. Much like Flat Stanley (1964 children's book written by Jeff Brown), Uncle Sam has traveled to many places. We hope you enjoy his adventures as much as we did.

Uncle Sam

Uncle Sam, along with his luggage, arrives at Princeton-Illinois Chapter.

Uncle Sam

Chapter Regent Sharon Bittner introduces Uncle Sam to chapter members.

Uncle Sam

Uncle Sam helps chapter member Bonnie Schutt calls bingo at the LaSalle Veterans Home.

Uncle Sam

Uncle Sam celebrates the chapter's memorial marking of Revolutionary War soldier, Aaron Sturges, at Mt. Bloom Cemetery, Tiskilwa.

Uncle Sam

At the chapter's memorial marking of Aaron's daughter, Lydia Sturges, at Mt. Bloom Cemetery, Tiskilwa

Uncle Sam

Uncle Sam visited with Chapter Regent Sharon Bittner and Illinois State Regent Candace Fryburger when she visited the Princeton Chapter.

Uncle Sam

Uncle Sam adorns the veterans' marker at Princeton's Veterans Park and remembers Veterans Day.

Uncle Sam

Regent Sharon Bittner and Uncle Sam visit the LaSalle Veterans' Home during Wreaths Across America ceremonies.

Uncle Sam

During wreath placement for the Wreaths Across America event at Forest Lawn Memory Garden Cemetery, LaSalle, Uncle Sam takes a brief rest.

Uncle Sam

Uncle Sam sits atop a patriotic throw at the February chapter meeting.

Uncle Sam

Uncle Sam and Regent Sharon Bittner enjoy a row of historic flags displayed in the meeting room at State Conference in Springfield.

Uncle Sam

Uncle Sam rests before touring the 830-flag display of U.S. flags dedicated to specific Henry veterans along the bike/walking path at Stoner Park. Chapter members helped with the display.

Uncle Sam

Uncle Sam sits atop a cannon at Princeton's Oakland Cemetery, following Memorial Day ceremonies shared by Chapter members and VFW, American Legion, AmVets, and Auxiliary members.

Uncle Sam

Regent Sharon Bittner bids a fond farewell to Uncle Sam as he moves to C.A.R. state chairman, Cyndi Valencia.

Uncle Sam

Uncle Sam is reunited with the Princeton-Illinois Chapter, sitting at a desk and learning about the U.S. Constitution.

Uncle Sam

District II Director, Darlene Schoepski, visits the Chapter and holds aloft Uncle Sam and a tin topped with the picure of the Rosalie Mansion in Natchez, Mississippi, visited by both the Director and Regent Sharon Bittner on the October DAR History Tour.

Uncle Sam

Regent Sharon Bittner and Uncle Sam gift the children's librarian at the Princeton Library with a book, entitled “The Town That Fooled the British,” a factual story during the War of 1812.

Uncle Sam

Uncle Sam poses with the same book featured at our January meeting plus a lantern similar to those in the book.

Uncle Sam

During Easter card signing for veterans at the LaSalle Veterans Home, Uncle Sam sits next to a thank-you poster for the staff.

Uncle Sam

At the registration table, Sam greets members and guests attending our Youth Luncheon, honoring DAR Good Citizens and American History essay contest winners.

Uncle Sam

Uncle Sam poses happily with the twenty new larger chapter-owned flags to be carried for Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies.

Uncle Sam

Enthusiastically waving his flag, Uncle Sam shows off the chapter-created page basket, “Bushel of Bakin' Beauties,” created for State Conference.

Uncle Sam

Sam relaxes next to the State Conference sign before beginning his busy schedule.

Uncle Sam

Sam is ready to be tucked in for a deserved rest after a long day at State Conference.

Uncle Sam

Bidding a fond farewell to our little friend are the attendees at the May chapter meeting.

Uncle Sam

Sam helps honor our veterans with wreaths and participation at five ceremonies, this one at the WW II Memorial at Elm Lawn Cemetery, Princeton.

Uncle Sam

The carved Vietnam War tribute is attended by Sam at the ceremonies at Princeton's Soldiers and Sailors Park, Memorial Day.

Uncle Sam

Uncle Sam sits among the head table decorations at Mini-Tour in Princeton in June while Regent Sharon Bittner waves good-bye. Sam is now enjoying adventures with an Illini Chapter member.