2016-10-14 / Community

Season opener



Members of Rebecca Emery Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution opened the 2016-2017 chapter season at a meeting on Sept. 10 at the family camp of Dan and Margaret Leblond of Biddeford. The business meeting was held and several projects were discussed that will take place this fall, including a community service project that has been chosen to celebrate the anniversary of the DAR on Oct. 11. A program then was presented by Dan LeBlond, vice president of the Biddeford Historical Society. He gave a presentation about Richard Vines and his expedition to southern Maine in the early 1600s. Vines established the first permanent settlement in Biddeford. There is a large granite monument in his memory in Biddeford Pool, that was built in 1920 by historian William Barry of Kennebunk. A tea, presented by Margaret LeBlond, took place at the conclusion of the program. (Courtesy photo) Members of Rebecca Emery Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution opened the 2016-2017 chapter season at a meeting on Sept. 10 at the family camp of Dan and Margaret Leblond of Biddeford. The business meeting was held and several projects were discussed that will take place this fall, including a community service project that has been chosen to celebrate the anniversary of the DAR on Oct. 11. A program then was presented by Dan LeBlond, vice president of the Biddeford Historical Society. He gave a presentation about Richard Vines and his expedition to southern Maine in the early 1600s. Vines established the first permanent settlement in Biddeford. There is a large granite monument in his memory in Biddeford Pool, that was built in 1920 by historian William Barry of Kennebunk. A tea, presented by Margaret LeBlond, took place at the conclusion of the program. (Courtesy photo)

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