Local Daughters of the American Revolution fundraises for WWI Monument

by Michele Collins

The David Hudson Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is raising money for the restoration of Hudson’s WWI monument, located in front of the Boy Scout cabin on Streetsboro Street. 

To that end, the DAR has been placing penny jars on countertops of local stores and restaurants to collect change to be used for the restoration.

“Our goal is to raise as much money as possible toward the $20,000 needed for restoration,” said Karen Kashary, DAR vice regent. “We appreciate any amount that people can donate. … Every penny counts.”

The restored monument will list the names of 80 men and one woman from Hudson who served during World War I. It also will be a point of pride for Hudsonites who helped keep the monument alive and well, according to Kashary.

The DAR penny jars can be found at the following locations: CycleBar, Fine Reflections, Fitness Together, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Johnny’s Diner, The Learned Owl, Mainstream Boutique, Open Door Coffee, Prescott Brother’s, Sal’s Barber Shop, StretchLab, The Farmer’s Rail, Yoga Lounge and Zeppe’s.

FEATURED PHOTO: Diane Geesling (l) and Kristine Beall (r), members of the David Hudson Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, join Learned Owl Owner Kate Schlademan in showing off penny jars the organization has placed around town to raise money for the World War I monument. Photo submitted.