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Posted: June 6, 2012 - 12:47pm  |  Updated: June 13, 2012 - 10:33am

BBQ Barn honored for its barbecue

BBQ Barn is among 20 restaurants named to the best barbecue restaurants in the South by Southern Living Magazine.

The article on the Web site states that South Carolina is β€˜β€˜the only state with four distinct sauce regions and BBQ Barn offers them all, including the thick mustard variety rarely found beyond Palmetto State borders.’’

To read the article, visit www.southernliving.com/travel/souths-best-barbecue-restaurants-004170000....

 

Local DAR chapter gets recognition

The Martintown Road Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution received national and state recognition this year.

The chapter received a national certificate for 100 percent participation in the President General's Project of restoring the DAR national headquarters and bronze level in the Spread the American Spirit magazine subscription contest, according to a news release.

The chapter also placed first in the state with Project Patriot, which purchased phone cards for wounded active duty military personnel at Germany's Landstuhl Medical Center.

Member Martha McClard was recognized for outstanding service in literacy promotion. Two trees were donated to Living History Park in memory of organizing regent Mary Elizabeth Vaughn and past regent Betty Thompson.

The chapter was recognized for DAR Service to Veterans and by the DAR Schools Committee, according to the news release.

Will Harley, a recent graduate of North Augusta High School, received the Good Citizen Scholarship and Award from the chapter. The following pupils were also recognized as American History Essay winners: Sydney Echols, Davis Ratcliffe, Nicole Garrison and Katelyn Shiley. Sydney, a fifth grader at Hammond Hill Elementary, and Davis, a sixth grader at Our Lady of Peace, went on to win the state essay contest for their grades.

Good Citizen Award recipients also included Jessalyn Brantley and Eryn McGhee. ROTC awards were given to cadet ensign Harley Whittle, of Silver Bluff High, and cadet chief petty officer Shannon Boozer, of North Augusta High.

In May, a luncheon was held that celebrated nine members membership anniversaries: 10 years: Jessie Carr, Lou Harris and Jan Menger; 20 years: Betty Goodwin and Katie Johnston; 25 years: Angela Burkhalter and Janet Geckeler; 40 years: Leila Watson and the late Mim Woodring.

For more information about becoming a DAR member, visit www.dar.org or www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~scmrcdar/.

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