Our United States Constitution is 230 years old this year and September 17-23 is celebrated as Constitution Week to commemorate its ratification.
In 1955, the Daughters of the American Revolution petitioned Congress to set aside this week annually for the observance ofConstitution Week. The resolution was later adopted by the U.S. Congress and signed into public law in 1956 by President Eisenhower.
The Tomoka Chapter, D.A.R. celebrated Constitution Week with a luncheon at the Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Marquis were special quests portraying historical characters of a past era.
Mr. and Mrs. Marquis made their costumes including pewter buttons. Mr.Marquis also makes other items popular in Revolutionary times such as wooden spoons, candle holders and leather items.
Proclamations honoring our constitution were received from Governor Scott, Mayor Gail Ash and other communities in Lake County.
Margaret Marquis is a member of the Tomoka Chapter. Not pictured: Joanne Cramer, Constitution chairman and Beverly Oyler, Chapter Regent.