Hammett honored by DAR

Feb 13, 2013
Photo by: Donated photo Pictured, from left, are Eleanor Suddath, chapter regent, Dr Doris Hammett and Carol Litchfield, community service chairman, all residents of Waynesville.

Dr. Doris Hammett was awarded the DAR Community Service Award at the February meeting of the Hugh Rogers Chapter NCSDAR.  The award is given to a person who has made a difference in the community and worthy of recognition for unpaid voluntary achievement in cultural, humanitarian, patriotic, historical, citizenship, or environmental conservation endeavors.

"Dr. Hammett has not only made a difference in our community, but the state, nation and world," said chapter regent Eleanor Suddath.  "She was recognized by the chapter and NSDAR for her work with saving the Osborne Boundary Oak, recognizing the importance of saving the Historic Shook House, establishing the Mountains-to-the-Sea Trail and other hiking trails in the area, and her work with pre-school health and education. As an accomplished equestrian, she was involved in safety and helped introduce the hard hat for the riders. This practice is now used worldwide."

For information on the DAR chapter, call 452-4373.