DAR chapter announces communty service awards

Barbara Adamson
Ann McBroom
Nonna Good and Beverly Alexander. Courtesy photo

Barbara Adamson, Ann McBroom and Nonna Good were honored by the Narrow Passage chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution at the chapter’s community service awards luncheon on March 14.

Adamson, the president of the Shenandoah County Historical Society since 2005, received the Historic Preservation Award recognizing significant accomplishments in the community that advance historic preservation. She has been involved in many projects, including the Morrison Photographic Preservation project, the restoration of the Shenandoah County Court House and establishing the Shenandoah County Court House Museum. She volunteers at the Shenandoah County Library in Edinburg, is an organizer of the annual County Heritage Day event and serves as president of the Strasburg Heritage Association.

McBroom received the Community Service Award recognizing her work with and establishment of volunteer organizations in the community. She organized the Edinburg Really Really Free Market and works with Volunteer Emergency Families for Children that shelters children in need. Since 2010, she has served as the executive director of A Small Hand, an emergency pantry for infants in crisis that specializes in items for children up to 36 months old distributing food, clothes, books, toys, blankets and occasionally furniture and special-need items. When A Small Hand opened its doors, helping 20 families a week was considered a busy week. It now regularly serves 160 families each week and at times upward of 700 infants a month.

A special DAR Conservation Award was presented by Beverly Alexander, District VI director Virginia DAR, to Nonna Good, a member of the Narrow Passage chapter, for her long-term work and success in converting a 26-acre hayfield into a wildlife habitat with native grasses, hardwood trees, fruit and seed-bearing shrub trees and pines. Over 3,000 trees were planted with the help of local Boy Scouts and a Future Farmers of America class.