The Col. James Wood II Chapter held their annual summer "picnic" on July 27th. This year's well attended event was held at the historic Wayside Inn located in Middletown, VA. Built in the 1730's it was the perfect backdrop for the event. A number of the Charter Members attended with others dressed in colonial and military attire. All appreciated the picnic style buffet held in one of the air conditioned banquet rooms. Chapter President Dale Corey officiated. The Color Guard presented the colors.
This year's event was held in honor of the Chapter's Founding Fathers as well as the past presidents of the chapter. James M. Bayne (VASSAR past president) initiated the discussion of a new chapter back in 2006 and became its mentor. The first group of officers were formally in place in November of 2007. With existing SAR members from other chapters living in the Winchester area and surrounding towns as well as prospective new members, the Col. James Wood II Chapter was created. The new chapter was designated in the medium size category. Since then the Chapter has attained much recognition at the State and National level of the SAR for their community involvement and high level of sustained excellence.
Photo 1 L-R Mike Dennis, Charles Jameson, Marty Keesecker, Paul Christensen
Photo 2 Chapter Mentor and past VASSAR President James M. Bayne
Photo 3 l-r Past Presidents Steve Bush, Don Dusenbury
Photo 4 Color Guard preparing to post the colors
submitted by Bill Wood