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Captain John Lillard Chapter DAR presents awards

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At the April 2014 meeting of the Captain John Lillard Chapter of the Daughters of the the American Revolution, awards were presented to two Grant Countians,. One a senior, the other a high school senior.
Frances Rae Clinkscales Stanley  was honored for her outstanding achievements in Fiber Arts.
For many years Stanley has been a devotee of knitting and crocheting. She has exhibited her afghans, clothing, table cloths and quilt appliqués at local and state contests. She is a 75-year member of the Williamstown Woman’s Club where she chaired the Arts Department. In 1984, she was recognized by the Kentucky Federation of Women’s Club as the best Club Arts Chairman.  She also won a “Best of Show” trophy in the prestigious Covington Art Club show for the intricacy and delicacy of crocheted table cloths.
Since 1944 Stanley has worked in the family business, Stanley Funeral Homes. Beginning with her late husband and then her sons and now with her grandsons. For 72 years she served as the pianist at Williamstown Baptist Church and for the Order of the Eastern Star.
Mrs. Stanley was assisted by daughter-in-law, Brenda Stanley in displaying some of her creations to the DAR members. They estimate that Stanley has produced over 250 afghans.
Frances Stanley continues to crochet and give the products of her artistic endeavors to her family and delighted friends.  The second award presented by the DAR went to Grant County High School senior, Cadet Lt. Hannah Barker, member of the Army Jr. ROTC Dept. She was honored as an Outstanding ROTC Cadet for 2014.
Barker was selected upon the recommendation of CSM (Ret) Charles Duffee, Senior Army instructor,  Army JROTC Department, Grant County High School.      
This award is given annually by the National Defense Committee of the Capt. John Lillard Chapter DAR  to a cadet who has demonstrated academic excellence, dependability, good character, adherence to military discipline, leadership and patriotic understanding of the importance of the Reserve Officers Training Corp.