Georgia DAR State Regent O.B. McCorkle was the keynote speaker at the annual Georgia Day Luncheon recently at Forest Heights Country Club in Statesboro. Hosted by both the Archibald Bulloch Chapter NSDAR of Statesboro, and the Governor David Emmanuel-Adam Brinson Chapter of Swainsboro, thirty-nine attendees enjoyed hearing the story again about the founding of Georgia on February 12, 1733 by General James Oglethorpe.

Following a brief, fun quiz on Georgia history, State Regent McCorkle spoke of two major, on-going projects of the Georgia Society: Martha Berry College, Rome, GA, which DAR supports, and Meadow Garden, Augusta, home of George Walton, one of the three Georgia signers of the Declaration of Independence.

The Georgia DAR proudly owns and maintains Meadow Garden, which is open to the public for tours.

The event was well-attended and lots of fun was had by all. Recognizing Sarah Hines in her 60th anniversary year as a DAR Daughter was a special treat. Two of her three daughters were with her: Nancy Hammond and Cathy Smith. It was a great celebration!

L/R: State Georgia Day Chair Amelia Pelton; Vidalia Chapter Regent Diane Quinn; Governor David Emanuel-Adam Brinson Chapter Regent Martha Cobb; State Regent O.B. McCorkle; Archibald Bulloch Chapter Regent Pat Long; and S.E. Georgia District Coordinator Sandra Avant. Credit: Martha Wells

L/R: Sarah Hines’ Daughter Nancy Hammond, Sarah Hines, State Regent O.B. McCorkle, and Sarah’s daughter Cathy Smith Credit: Martha Wells
Nelda Bishop, Beverly Proctor and Bonnie Howard Credit: Martha Wells
L/R: Swainsboro hosts: Connie Page, Diana Malone, Regent Martha Cobb and Jane Durden Credit: Martha Wells
L/R: Patricia Cassedy, Jewel Dabbs, and Jane Yawn Credit: Martha Wells
L/R: Sunni Moore, Bonnie Howard, and Betty Hatcher Credit: Martha Wells
Martha Ray, Anne Allen and Kathy Geiger Credit: Martha Wells
Verdery Kennedy, Nelda Bishop, Martha Ann Tanner and Diane Quinn Credit: Martha Wells
L/R: Marie Woodward, Linda Akins and Martha Ann Tanner Credit: Martha Wells
       Nancy Marsh Credit: Martha Wells
SAR President Randy Jones and wife Linda, Nelda Bishop, and Sandra Avant Credit: Martha Wells