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The Clermont City Council officially proclaimed Constitution Week at a recent meeting. The celebration of the Constitution was started by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). In 1955 the DAR petitioned Congress to set aside September 17th -September 23rd annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week.

The resolution was later adopted by the U.S. Congress and signed into public law on August 2, 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

This year the Tomoka Chapter of the DAR celebrated Constitution Week with a luncheon and guests Martha and George Washington played by Cara and Bill Elder of Deland, Florida.

The chapter distributes proclamations to local city governments and school each year. Dorothy Susan DeHart represented the Tomoka Chapter at the Clermont City Council.


Clermont honors the country's founding
with proclamation declaring Constitution Week
Tyson Gay and Marvin Bracy
Dorothy Susan DeHart of the Tomoka Chapter of the DAR presents a special bear to Mayor Gail Ash (right) during a recent city council meeting. (Photo by Mike Corradino)
Martha and George Washington
Martha and George Washington, played by Bill and Cara Elder, were the guest program for the recent meeting of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The two were there to commemorate Constitution Week. (Courtesy photo)
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