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Thelma Chapman, librarian of the Joshua Stow Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, presented a copy of the book, "The Hello Girls: America's First Women Soldiers" to Doug Dotterer, executive director of the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library.
The book was selected by Jess Alloggia, assistant head of reference services at the library.Written by Elizabeth Cobbs, this book tells the story of how America's first women soldiers helped win World War I, earned the vote, and fought the U.S. Army.
Joshua Stow Chapter members live in Stow and the surrounding areas. They work on various projects and support the active military and veterans. They recently hosted a Euchre Tournament fundraiser where over $1,000 was raised for Freedom House in Kent. Freedom House exists to provide emergency shelter to those veterans in a housing crisis, while also providing support advocacy, and referrals to encourage self-sufficiency and movement towards permanent housing.
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution is a non-profit, non-political, volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history and securing America's future through education. For more information on membership, contact Deb Selden by calling 330-869-4875.