Eloise W. Hadden, longtime Auburn resident, was honored at the 113th Kentucky State Conference on April 3 at a banquet in Lexington. Hadden’s award, which honored her tireless devotion to historical preservation in Logan County, was presented to her by the Kentucky chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).
Hadden was accompanied to the banquet by the Russellville DAR Vice Regent, Bobbie Jean Burnett, her daughter, Edna Hughes and granddaughter, Meredith Hughes. The banquet, which featured a performance by an actor portraying Daniel Boone, honored women and men in the Commonwealth dedicated to serving, conserving and preserving their communities. Hadden was presented an award for Excellence in Community Service. The Kentucky Regent, Sharon M. Withers, spoke of Hadden’s work in Auburn registering historic homes and launching a branch library and museum when she presented the award.
Hadden, a former Home Economics teacher at Auburn High School and Logan County High School, credits her faith in God and love for her family as inspiration to serve her community. One of the symbols of the DAR is the bee, as seen on Hadden’s lapel pin. As a DAR member, Hadden always tries to exemplify the motto of the group: “Bee strong, bee encouraging, bee kind, bee doers.”
To learn more about historical preservation in Auburn, the Auburn Museum and the Auburn Historical Society, please visit their website at http://www.logantele.com/~aubhis/