Narrow Passage DAR attends state conference

Joan Sarna, first vice regent of the Narrow Passage Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, accepts two awards on behalf of the chapter at the state DAR conference in Roanoke. Joining her is Bonnie Henn, left, DAR Patriot Records Project chairman, and DAR Virginia State Regent Judith Surber. Courtesy photo

Members of the Narrow Passage chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution joined 132 other state DAR chapters around the state for a weekend of workshops, business and a memorial service at the annual state conference March 24-26 at Hotel Roanoke in Roanoke.

Attending from the chapter were Ann Hunter, Joan Sarna and Susan Walls.

The chapter was awarded first place for its brochure, “A Brief History of the 8th Virginia Regiment.” It is available at the Front Royal Visitor Center and in museums, libraries and other venues in Shenandoah County.

Chapter member Karen Brown received a first-place state award for indexing 24,591 patriot records in 2016. These records are available to the public for research as part of the DAR’s Genealogical Research System. Both awards were accepted on behalf of the chapter by Joan Sarna.