The Colonel James Wood II Chapter partnered with the Christian Alliance to sponsor a Patriot's Colonial Christmas Dinner at the Wayside Inn, Middletown, Virginia. We used this event to honor George Washington on the 220th anniversary of his death and his faithful soldiers. Guests attending the event were NSSAR Chancellor General/VASSAR President Peter Davenport, VASSAR 1VP Bill Schwetke, VASSAR Color Guard Commander Ken Bonner, General Adam Stephens Chapter (WV) President Marty Keesecker, Culpeper Minute Men Chapter 1VP Charles Jameson and Narrow Passage DAR Chapter Regent Susan Walls. The CJWII Color Guard presented and retired the colors with presentations by Compatriot Larry Johnson, Compatriot Dale Carpenter, Compatriot Jim Simmons, The Rev. Alan Morrison, Kelly O'Neal, Mark Quimby and James McFadden. A dancing tribute was paid to George Washington by The McFadden Sisters. The meal served included items that were at the table during colonial times.
Pictured are back row l. to r. Paul Christensen, Bill Schwetke, Ken Bonner, Erick Moore (potential member), Dale Carpenter, Eric Robinson. Front row l. to r. Marc Robinson, Charles Jameson, Dale Corey, Jim Simmons.
Submitted by Dale Corey