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Ashby recognized for volunteer service

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    Lynn Chambers (left), Daughters of the American Revolution Regent for the Major James Kerr Chapter, presents Sharon Ashby with the DAR Community Service Award. Ashby received a certificate and medal in recognition of her volunteer service in the Kerrville

In recognition of her volunteer service in the community, the Major James Kerr Chapter of National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently presented Sharon Ashby with one of it’s most prestigious honors, the DAR Community Service Award, during a ceremony held at the Kerrville Genealogical Society’s November board meeting.

The Daughters of the American Revolution is a patriotic, his torical and educational organization made up of members who can trace their ancestry through genealogy back to involvement in the American Revolutionary War. Ashby joined in 2018.

Representatives for the chapter said that they were proud to present the certificate and happy to recognize community volunteers during a time when few organizations are meeting due to COVID-19.

Active in the Kerrville community for over 12 years, Ashby previously served a term as President of the Gene alogical Society and has been Volunteer Coordinator since 2018. Currently, she spends time volunteering at the society’s research library and conducts beginner genealogy classes.

Ashby also has served at the Quilt Show Planning Committee of the Hill Country Quilt Guild, where she held the titles of President and VP for Programs. She continues to mentor new quilters and exhibit her own quilts, many of which have won awards.

Furthermore, Ashby has spent time as a

Human Society volunteer. Serving as Board Secretary since 2011, she spent twelve years of her life making pet therapy visits to school and nursing homes. Her other Humane Society responsibilities include managing eight teams of volunteers and helming a “read to a dog” summer program for children at the Butt-Holdsworth Library.”

For further information about DAR’s Major James Kerr Chapter, contact DARKerrvilleChapter@gmail.com