Old Walton Road Chapter

Cookeville, TN

Our Service

The DAR was founded in 1890 as a volunteer women's service organization. Today's daughters continue to volunteer their efforts to the causes of education, historical preservation, and patriotism. The National Society is also promoting a new campaign, Celebrate America, which encourages daughters to provide community service outside their DAR chapter. The Old Walton Road Chapter proudly reported 2,036 hours during the first year of this campaign.


Projects of this chapter over the years have included a strong focus on education and encouragement of children to be interested in our country's history and accomplishments of our patriots. We continue to provide American History, Good Citizens, and ROTC award opportunities every year.

We offer genealogy workshops to the public 2-3 times a year and partner with other historical and genealogical groups in the area to assist with research.

We also support DAR schools by donating Coke Rewards and Box Tops.


We celebrate historical preservation with the marking of gravesites and maintenance of cemeteries.

Several of our members have volunteered and supported the fundraising efforts of the Friends of White Plains to save a 173-year-old house and its grounds so that they can be converted into a museum and park.

Our chapter has presented a 9-11 commemorative flag to the Putnam County Courthouse and specially-designed War of 1812 posters to the History Department at Tennessee Tech University.


The Old Walton Road Chapter is known for the Little Patriots Parade that we organize for each 4th of July.

We gather with other Upper Cumberland chapters for our annual luncheon to celebrate Flag Day.

Our chapter celebrates Constitution Week by ceremoniously ringing bells and partnering with community leaders to issue special proclamations. We raise awareness of the Constitution at the Fall FunFest by engaging children in activities and passing out flags.

Members of our chapter hand-quilted lap robes to contribute to the state-wide Service to Veterans Project. We also support the Tennessee Fisher House, which offers families a free place to stay while their loved ones are being treated at the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center.

Chapter Officers

Regent: Jill Stone
Vice Regent: Erin Armstrong
Chaplain: Faye Curry
Recording Secretary: Linda Wilson
Corresponding Secretary: Lura Parsons
Treasurer: Mitzi Freeman
Registrar: Robin Gregg
Historian: Kandy Smith
Librarian: Lynn Constan

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Last Updated August 22, 2019