DALLAS - During a ceremony held April 9 in Dallas, the Bosque River Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) officially formed a chapter of Children of the Republic of Texas (CRT) for boys and girls from birth to age 21.
Those who are direct descendants of a man or woman who honorably served the Republic of Texas, prior to February 1846, are eligible to become members. The purpose of the organization is to encourage the study and appreciation of Texas history.
Thirteen members ranging from 2 to 18 years of age were inducted into the chapter by CRT First-Vice President General Boone Denton and DRT Third-Vice President General Sonein Noack.
Bosque River CRT Chapter sponsor, Dr. Joy Moore Duncan, arranged the ceremony and introduced guests. The history of the CRT chapter was then presented by CRT Bosque River Chapter President James Keith Lincoln - who also introduced the guest speaker, Keith Barron.
Barron, presented a program about the most famous Comanche chief - Quanah Parker. To add to the experience of the program, Barron was also dressed as the Comanche chief.
The highlight of the ceremony was when each child was called forward to sign the charter. A parent signed for the youngest members. Chapter officers are James Keith Lincoln, president; Kaylee Gail Flanary, vice president; Laura Elizabeth Ogletree, secretary; Jakob Dane Christensen, treasurer; Catherine Leigh Ogletree, parliamentarian.
Other members include Axia Jane Denison, Tannon Nicholas Judkins, Cathelyn Klein, Hannah Elise Miller, Jackson McGee Miller, Olive Jane Trammell, Pace Elliot Trammell and Kolton Jacob Verbeek. All members of the chapter have a mother or grandmother who is a member of Bosque River DRT.
For information on becoming a member of either CRT or DRT contact Judith D’Amico (254-898-0535 or go to www.drtinfo.org) .