The local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is set to host their annual Ways and Means luncheon on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. This benefit luncheon will take place at Exmoor Country Club, 700 Vine Avenue, Highland Park, and is the group’s only fundraiser for philanthropic projects.
The highly anticipated, October 4th event will begin at 11:30 a.m., with a silent auction, wine pull and drawings, followed by the program at 1:15 p.m. The program will feature Leslie Goddard, an award winning dramatist and scholar who brings history to life with her mise-en-scène historical portrayals. Dr. Goddard will portray Alice Paul, who was the most dynamic leader in the fight to win votes for American women. An innovative and tireless worker, Ms. Paul arranged spectacular parades, organized the first picketing demonstrations ever held outside the White House, lobbied politicians, and endured imprisonment for women’s suffrage. As fearless as she was pioneering, she remains an icon in the struggle for equal rights – winning votes for women.
Proceeds from this benefit extend to organizations whose purposes expressly align with DAR’s mission of promoting education, historic preservation and patriotic endeavor. The chapter has a long, proud history of outstanding leadership and service to the National Society and to the community, since the 1st Illinois State regent, Mrs. Laura Dayton Fessenden, organized this chapter in April 20, 1893. It is with pride that North Shore Daughters continue to honor their patriot ancestors with a tradition of community and national service.
For more information on the benefit, contact benefit chair Stephanie Garrity at (847) 828-3796 or [email protected]