2024 DAR Calendars now on sale
The Yellow Banks Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) have their 2024 DAR Calendar on sale for $10.
These beautiful calendars capture the early days of Hancock County, bringing back memories of the past for some while giving others a glimpse of what our county was once like. It is a great collector’s item with memorable bits of history of our great county. And, with Christmas coming up, it would be a great Christmas gift for young and old alike.
This year’s calendar was created by Lisa Jarboe. “I think many from Hancock County today would find it very interesting to see the crowded streets of our towns, the booming businesses we had 50 to 100 years ago, the different styles in clothing of the different time periods, the overwhelming support our sport teams had and the different modes of transportation,” Lisa said. “From buying our 2024 DAR Calendar, you can get a glimpse of all of this.”
This is the one big fundraiser the DAR Yellow Banks Chapter does to help cover their community service efforts each year. They support several veterans events that honor our Veterans in Hancock County, as well as supporting historic preservation.
Photos for each month of this year’s DAR calendar from January-December 2024 are:
(Jan) Bates Motel in Hawesville 1900 (Feb) Mule Auction in Hawesville 1900 (Mar) Bank of Lewisport 1896-1934 (Apr) Hawesville Merchant Baseball Team from 1950’s with Tom White, Junie Newton, Charlie Hagan, Bob ogle, Dudley Atwell, Norman Scrifes, Pat Ogle, George Carter, Bobby Raley, Shelby Jolly, Tobe Young, Carlos Newton and Coach Joe White. (May) Lewisport Concert Band from 1910 (Jun) Pell Bros Store 1900 (Jul) 1930 picture of Downtown Main Street Hawesville (Aug) Cannelton Hawesville Toll Bridge when it first opened with toll booth (Sep) The Coliseum – a place to come watch star comedians, singers and musical groups perform, people came many a mile to watch the talented stars. It cost 50 cents to get in, and was a host to Square Dancing every Friday night. “I can remember my Granddaddy and Grandmother taking me to the square dancing as a very young child,” Lisa said. (Oct) Cardinal Café (Nov) Picture of Coach Mefford and a standing room only crowd watching the game of the 1963 Hancock Co. Basketball Team that won the regional championship and earned Hancock County their 1st trip ever to the State Tournament, with several familiar faces in the crowd. (Dec) Photo of many Hancock County attorneys in 1887
Price & Where to Purchase
You can purchase your copy of the 2024 DAR Calendar for $10 at the Hancock Clarion, located at 230 Main Street in Hawesville. You can also call Debbie Owens at (270) 295-3560, and she will arrange a delivery. Contact any DAR member and they will see that you get one, or private message Lisa Jarboe on Facebook or text/call her at 270-922-0232 as well.
Members mailed out several copies last year, so if you contact them, they will be glad to do what it takes to see that you get your copy. Last year it was a little over $4.00 to mail, regardless of where it was mailed to. Some have asked if there are calendars to sell from previous years – there may be 6 copies left from last year, for those who are interested.
DAR members appreciate each of the sponsors who make it possible to continue the calendar fundraiser annually.
Sponsors are: Bob’s Garage, Complete Wellness, Hancock Co. Farm Supply, Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Labor Management Federal Credit Union, Independence Bank, Hancock Co. Assessment or Cooperative Insurance, Hancock Real estate and Auction, Hancock Clarion, Thompson Tire, Papa T’s Auto Parts, and Hancock Co. Public Library.