Community Press Release – DAR

Buchanan Teacher Receives Buckets of Classroom Supplies

Buchanan, MI – September 30, 2021

Classroom supplies were delivered Friday September 24th to Buchanan’s Moccasin Elementary by Tifanni Dash and Chapter Regent Kathleen Alton of Rebecca Dewey Chapter, NSDAR. Tifanni Dash, Community Classroom committee chair, collected supplies needed for 2nd grade teacher Michelle Horvath from an Amazon wish list. Headphones, physical activity items, books for reading and indoor mental activities were brought in fun colorful tubs. A poster board with well wishes and positive words of affirmation for the students were included. Principal Michael Dunn joined the group to receive the supplies.

Mr. Dunn accepted further information from the chapter on NSDAR’s database of downloadable lesson plans. These plans are collected by teachers nationwide on a large arena of topics. Lesson plans are free and easy to access. For further information on these lesson plans, how to receive classroom supplies for teachers and students, and additional information on National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, contact Rebecca Dewey Chapter at

About the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Rebecca Dewey Chapter:

Chapter History – The Rebecca Dewey Chapter, NSDAR, Three Oaks, Michigan, was organized July 9, 1909, with a membership of seventeen.  It was chartered December 21, 1909, with fourteen members.  Since Three Oaks had secured the Dewey Cannon at the close of the Spanish-American War, it was decided to name the Chapter after Admiral Dewey’s great grandmother.  Rebecca Dewey Chapter NSDAR currently has 30 Members.

Dewey Cannon – This cannon, captured in the Spanish-American War by Admiral Dewey, was presented to Three Oaks when its citizens raised $1,400 for a memorial to the men of the battleship Maine. This was the largest contribution, per capita, of any community in the nation. “Three Oaks Against the World,” a local paper proudly boasted. This park was dedicated October 17, 1899, by President William McKinley, and others. Presentation of the cannon took place on June 28, 1900. Guest of honor was Helen Miller Gould, called the Spanish-American War’s “Florence Nightingale.” Thousands of people were in attendance on each occasion.

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Rebecca Dewey Chapter
Contact: Kathleen Avery Alton, Chapter Regent
Three Oaks, MI 49128
Historic Marker “The Dewey Cannon”, Three Oaks, MI
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