At the January 6th, 2018, monthly meeting of the Lake-Sumter Chapter, Education Committee Chairman Ron Grove, identified Lake Minneola High School senior, Ms. Allison Parker, as the 2017 – 2018 winner of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Chapter George S. and Stella Knight Essay contest for her essay entitled “Fueling Independence”.
Ms. Parker, a Senior at Minneola High School, in addition to a medal, certificate and monetary stipend, has had her essay entered into the second phase of the National contest conducted by Florida Society of Sons of the American Revolution (FLSSAR). The winner of the FLSSAR competition will be announced at the FLSSAR Board of Management (BOM) held in Orlando, February 3, 2018, and the winning essay forwarded to the National Society Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR) competition to be judged later this year.
The Lake-Sumter Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), which normally meet on the first Saturday of each month, will mix things up in February and meet instead at 11:00 am, February 10, 2018, to allow our members to attend the FLSSAR Board of Management convention on February 3, 2018. For out next meeting, at the American Legion, John Gela Memorial Post 219, 194 W. Fountain St, Fruitland Park, our speaker will be “Sir Douglas” (Mr. Doug Hughes) who, appearing in period dress, will provide members and guests a presentation on the American Revolution from the British perspective. Sir Douglas’ presentation is described as being “lively with many fresh facts” as well as his pleasure in answering the American audience questions from the British alternative view. The public is always invited, so please join us, and Sir Douglas, for what promises to be an informative and entertaining presentation. For additional information on the meeting, or membership in the SAR, please contact Compatriot Bob Beightol at 850-206-7344.