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Daughters of the American Revolution honor Bedford Senior
Colonial Courtyard at Bedford resident recognized for 25 years of service
Stanko, 95, is a Bedford County native. She grew up on her family’s farm as one of eight children. Mid has one daughter, Norma Ickes, and two grandsons, Sheldon and Sam. Since 2009, she has resided at Colonial Courtyard at Bedford, 220 Donahue Manor Road.
Stanko once worked as a waitress at the popular restaurant Ed’s Steak House in Bedford. Since moving to Colonial Courtyard at Bedford, she displayed her green thumb while participating in many garden projects at the senior living community.
The Daughters of the American Revolution organization was founded nearly 125 years ago. More than 930,000 women have joined. DAR members come from a variety of backgrounds but all share a common bond of having an ancestor who helped contribute to securing the independence of the United States of America. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible to join.
Nanette Bankes, Activities Coordinator