Tea & Toddies event in Blowing Rock to benefit service of Daniel Boone Chapter of DAR

Tea & Toddies event in Blowing Rock to benefit service of Daniel Boone Chapter of DAR
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Several members of the Daniel Boone chapter of the DAR. Photo courtesy of Daniel Boone chapter of DAR.

By David Rogers. June 2, 2018. BLOWING ROCK, NC – There’s no word that Betsy Ross will make an appearance, but certainly her spirit of service will be on hand for the “Tea and Toddies” fundraiser benefiting the Daniel Boone Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), at Blowing Rock Country Club August 5, 2018, 5:00 pm.

COVER IMAGE: “Tea & Toddies” hosts Alice Roess, Brenda Councill and Blowing Rock Country Club’s Amber Strickland. Photographic image by Phyllis Bumbaugh.

DAR is a non-profit, non-political women’s service organization dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education, patriotism, and honoring the patriots of the Revolutionary War, providing millions of hours of community service each year around the world.

The Daniel Boone Chapter of DAR is partnering with Blowing Rock’s Petali Teas & Marmalade (159 Sunset Dr., Blowing Rock) to serve a specially blended tea crafted by founder Joy Wujek, who will utilize 18th century historical references in the blend that includes infused botanicals, spices and aromatics.

Left to right: Joy Wujek,owner Marmalade Tea Shop, Blowing Rock, with Daniel Boone Chapter members Alice Roess (Host), Grace Dorsey (Corresponding Secretary), Brenda Councill (Host) Photographic image by Phyllis Bumbaugh 2018

Chapter Regent Joy Privott and member Brenda Councill reported to Blowing Rock News that the featured “Toddies” include an 18th century tradition: Champagne Punch.  Also being served are various wines, hors d’oeuvres and petit fours.  Highlighting the program will be music by Amanda Matthews, a silent auction, and a commemorative program, “A Traditional 18th Century Tea Party” with professionally costumed historical interpreters.

Councill noted to Blowing Rock News, “The donation of $60 per person directly benefits our three DAR goals: historic preservation, education, and patriotism.  In addition to marking Patriot graves, we have also partnered with the Town of Boone to restore the mural in the downtown Boone Post office. We also sponsor the Belk Cottage at Crossnore School and provide Constitution kits to 17 schools in Watauga and Ashe counties.  The Daniel Boone chapter recognizes many outstanding young people each year with awards, as well as submit nominations for the state recipient of the DAR Teacher of the Year and the national recipient of the Historical Preservation Medal.”

Boone Post Office mural of “Daniel Boone on a Hunting Trip in Watauga County”. Photographic image courtesy of Daniel Boone chapter of DAR

The Daniel Boone chapter of the DAR also contributes monetary gifts to various deserving causes. Past funding has been extended to the proposed Veterans Monument in Boone, for emergency supplies to Veterans hospitals, gifts and recognition to veterans at holidays, gifts to those in need, supplies to current soldiers in combat zones, and contributions to veterans organizations that directly benefit local veterans.


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