DAR Chapter presents Community Service Award to SPARQ 

The South Pittsburg Area Revitalization Quest (SPARQ) held its inaugural meeting in February of 2020. Little did they know that just a month after that meeting, a pandemic would close the world down. This did not halt their efforts, though, and since their inception, the SPARQ board has been doing things to bring arts and culture to South Pittsburg, Tennessee. While area leaders are working to entice more industries into making the Sequatchie Valley their home, SPARQ is working to help cultivate South Pittsburg’s social, economic, and cultural heritage in hopes of encouraging even more growth.

Their hard work, community surveys, and activities have resulted in a beautiful mural that transformed a dirty alleyway into an attractive work of art, inspired residents of the community to participate in arts activities, and created events to showcase and encourage amazing talents that had previously been undiscovered.

The Judge David Campbell Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution presents the South Pittsburg Area Revitalization Quest (SPARQ) with the DAR Community Service Award for outstanding service to their community. – Submitted

SPARQ is working hard to create a welcoming and engaged community that will encourage new businesses, development of artistic opportunities, and foster an environment that honors their town’s heritage and that of all members of the community. They fulfill their community development plans through donations and successful grant applications. Some of those plans are focused on ways to utilize and develop the potential of the beautiful waterways to which South Pittsburg offers unique access. Other plans include creating trails and connections to regional hiking, biking, and other recreation systems.

The news and noticeable impacts of the group’s efforts drew the attention of Meegan Burton, Regent of the Judge David Campbell Chapter, NSDAR who submitted a nomination package in the fall for SPARQ to receive the NSDAR Community Service award.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is a non-profit, non-political, service organization whose members are vibrant, active women who are passionate about community service, preserving history, promoting patriotic education, as well as honoring and supporting those who serve our nation. DAR members come from a variety of backgrounds and interests, but all share a common bond of having an ancestor who helped contribute to securing the independence of the United States of America. As a Society, they also actively seek to recognize worthy individuals and organizations for outstanding voluntary service.

After receiving approval from the Tennessee state society, Burton and other chapter members attended SPARQ’s latest community mixer on Saturday, February 26, 2022, to present the group with the NSDAR award for Outstanding Community Service in recognition of their hard work and dedication to South Pittsburg area.

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