The annual luncheon meeting for the Crab Orchard Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will be held Thursday, July 20, at 11 a.m. at Swafford's Chapel Church (probably the oldest church in Bledsoe County that is still in use today). Sisters Elizabeth and Sue Robnett will be hosting the event and provided the following information about the church. "Swafford Chapel Church is one of the first built in Sequatchie Valley, Bledsoe County. The first log building was erected by Thomas Swafford between 1820-1827." Elizabeth will give a brief history of the church at the meeting.

This will be a picnic outside, and in the event of rain, inside in the Social Hall. The program is "Show and Tell: Family Memorabilia." Those attending are to bring personal or family keepsakes to share with the group. All members and prospective members are invited.

Directions to Swafford's Chapel Church: from Crossville, go 127 South off the Plateau into the Sequatchie Valley in Bledsoe County. Pass the Church of God on the left and turn left onto Nine Mile Road. Cross the Sequatchie River and dead end at Upper East Valley Road. Turn left onto Upper East Valley Road and go approximately 1 mile to sign for Swafford's Chapel Church. Turn left to the church.

For a ride, call Emmy Edwards at 456-8092.

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