Paige Newhouse and Ava Hass of Rushville attended the Indiana State C.A.R. Conference which was held March 15-17 in Lafayette. Paige and Ava are members of the Thomas Cassady C.A.R. Chapter of Rushville. Paige presided over the conference as Indiana State C.A.R. president and Ava was her personal page.
Also in attendance were Caitlyn Collins from Illinois and Great Lakes Regional vice-president, Victoria Voris; Indiana State senior president and her husband Jeff; Jeanie Hornung, Indiana State DAR president and her husband Jeff; and David Betzner, Indiana State SAR president and his wife, Donn; in addition to more than 75 members. Hannah Vandermolen, a junior at Portage High School was elected president for 2013-2014.
At the Saturday evening banquet, Paige presented Charles Dunlap, Indiana State Bar Foundation executive director a check for more than $1600 which is the amount that she raised for her State President’s Project for purchasing materials for the We the People Program for school children in the State of Indiana. We the People promotes literacy and knowledge of the U.S. Constitution for school students in 5th, 8th, and 12th grades. Any child in the State of Indiana may participate in this program if their school provides it.
The Children of the American Revolution is the oldest patriotic youth organization in the United States. Membership is open to anyone who is under the age of 22 and who is a lineal descendant of a person who rendered aid to the cause of American independence.
Paige is a senior at the International School of Indiana and plans to attend Duke University in the fall of 2013. Ava is a second grader in Mrs. Agee’s class at Rushville Elementary East. Also in attendance with Paige and Ava were their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Newhouse and Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hass.