The Daughters of the American Revolution Old Unicoi Trail Chapter presented its first National Historic Preservation Award to the Byron Herbert Reece Society during a picnic at the Farm and Heritage Center Saturday, Oct. 14.
The certificate was received by current Chairman Sanford Freeman and by president emeritus Dr. John Kay, who was also presented with a lapel pin representing his 12 years of leadership.
Representing Union County and its recreation department were Commissioner Lamar Paris and County Manager Larry Garrett. They received a native plant and marker in memory of Reece. The plant and marker were presented by Marty Woods, of Blairsville, who is chairman of the conservation committee.
Many thanks to DAR Regent Annette Hopgood for hosting this ceremony. A framed plaque will be displayed at the Farm and Heritage Center to commemorate this ceremony.
— Sanford Freeman