John Wade Keyes Chapter
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

"Bells Across America Winners"

The Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors was the group winner in John Wade Keyes DAR "Bells
Across America" bell ringing that took place at the end of the 223rd Constitution Week activities. The tradition of celebrating Constitution Week was started many years ago by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). In 1955, the DAR petitioned Congress to set aside September 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week. The resolution was later adopted by the U.S. Congress and signed into Public Law #915, on August 2, 1956, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Constitution Week is commemorated September 17 – 23. John Wade Keyes Regent recently presented the certificate to Ambassadors President Wanda Chittam-Johnson.

The Ambassadors are all chamber members who are committed to representing the Chamber in community functions. They welcome new members to the Chamber at the chamber coffees and after hour meetings and they attend ribbon cuttings for new businesses and new members. They encourage businesses to become chamber members as well as assist in chamber events such as Home and Garden Show, Delmore Day and the Ole Time Fiddlers Convention. A Chamber Ambassador posses leadership qualities and is willing to volunteer to help promote Athens, they are quite possibly one of the most valuable assets of the Greater Limestone County Chamber of Commerce.

(Left to right) Etta Moore (Chamber of Commerce),  Wanda Chittam-Johnson (President of the Ambassadors) Teresa Todd (Ambassador of the Quarter) Presenting the certificate is Pam White, Regent of John Wade Keyes Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and Jennifer Smith (secretary for the Ambassadors)

Charles Kilpatrick was the individual winner in the event. Charles was very excited about the opportunity to ring his bell which was handed down from his grandfather. Presenting his certificate is Regent White.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history, and support better education for our nation’s children. It members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With more than 168,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations, and is also the publisher of the award-winning magazine American Spirit. To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit

Contact: Doris Estes, 256-232-8733
October 12, 2010