King's Highway DAR celebrates 100th anniversary

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

SIKESTON -- The King's Highway Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution almost called it quits -- until they realized they had reached their 100th year.

"One hundred years is quite an accomplishment for any organization," said Penney Limbach of Sikeston, treasurer and a member of the chapter for over half of that time. "I went in on 10-18-63 so it would have been 50 years last year."

"I think its spectacular," said Betty Johns of Sikeston, regent. "It's just phenomenal."

The DAR is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history and securing the country's future through better education for children, according to Johns.

"We are part of the national and state organizations," Johns said.

The National DAR, which is headquartered in Washington, D.C., was founded in 1890.

"They have over 930,000 members," Johns said

The Missouri State Society of the DAR, with state headquarters located at Roslyn Heights, Boonville, in a historic building listed on the National Historic Register, has been serving communities in the state since 1894, according to Johns.

And the King's Highway DAR was founded March 24, 1914.

But this milestone was nearly the last.

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