Fairfield DAR sets anniversary celebration Sunday

The Eunice Dennie Burr Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host a series of activities Oct. 11 at the Old Academy on Town Hall Green to mark the 125th anniversary of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
The Eunice Dennie Burr Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host a series of activities Oct. 11 at the Old Academy on Town Hall Green to mark the 125th anniversary of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.Contributed photo

A read-a-thon spanning 12 and a half hours is planned Sunday by the Eunice Dennie Burr Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in conjunction with its observance of the 125th anniversary of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

The event, coordinated with the Fairfield Public Library, will take place from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Old Academy on Town Hall Green, 635 Old Post Road.

The DAR, organized by descendants of patriots who won American independence, was founded Oct. 11, 1890, as a service organization to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism, according to program sponsors.

In addition to a traditional read-a-thon, according to the local DAR, the event will include two Victorian tea sessions, story hours all day, period crafts, a veterans’ roundtable discussion, colonial games, a patriotic sing-along with the Mendelssingers and more. For a complete listing of the activities, go here: http://bit.ly/1KLpwgh.

“Our chapter, which was organized in 1894, carries out the important mission of the National Society here on the local level,” Linda S. Paslov, the Burr Chapter regent, said in publicity for the event. “We’re excited to demonstrate the vibrancy and contributions of today’s DAR by serving our local community as daughters have been doing throughout the nation for 125 years.”

For information about the Daughters of the American Revolution, visit AR.org or contact the local chapter at EDBDAR@EuniceDennieBurrDAR.org, 203-378-6393 or eunicedennieburr.org .