Thursday, February 27, 2020

GOP Women donate to Darke County libraries

(L to R) DCRWC President Betty Hill presents “One Flag, One America (the story of the American Star)” to Decolores Montessori School Principal Nancy Dean and Greenville Elementary School Librarian Terra Denniston.
GREENVILLE, OHIO – The Darke County Republican Women’s Club (DCRWC) has donated “One Flag, One America (the story of the American Star)” to all the Darke County libraries serving elementary aged children. Each book was personally autographed by Michelle Hirstius, the author. This is part of the National Federation of Republican Women’s Mamie Eisenhower Library Project (MELP).

“It is a wonderful teaching book about the flag, the 13 colonies, the 50 states, the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem.” explained DCRWC President Betty Hill. “We are so pleased to be able to share this book with the children of Darke County.”

“Take a journey with this little star... ‘I’m a little star, just a little star. I wish and I pray, to be a star on our nation’s flag someday!’ Along the way that little star teaches children the true meaning of the American flag and what it stands for. Why does the flag have 50 stars? Why does the flag have 13 stripes? Why is the flag red, white and blue? The little star does make it to the nation’s flag, teaching children to aim high and never sway so they can be like the star and reach their goals. This educational and inspirational book makes it fun for children and adults to learn the history of our nation’s flag.” says Hirstius.

Each patriotic page is beautifully illustrated in full color and written for teachers and parents to easily make the story into a small play for children to interact and learn. DCRWC members have offered to visit the libraries and read the book to children’s groups.

Hirstius is proud to show her love of country, its heroes and its flag. She has dedicated this book to our heroes in uniform with a special dedication to her grandfather, a Navy World War II veteran. She donates 10 percent of the book proceeds to veterans’ charities.

The following libraries received the book through DCRWC participation in the MELP program: Ansonia Local Elementary School Library, Arcanum-Butler Elementary School Library, Arcanum Public Library, Bradford Elementary School Library, Bradford Public Library, Decolores Montessori School Library, Franklin Monroe Elementary School Library, Greenville Elementary School Library, Greenville Public Library, Mississinawa Valley Elementary School Library, New Madison Public Library, St. Mary’s Catholic School Library, Tri-Village Elementary School Library, Versailles Elementary School Library and Worch Memorial Public Library.

DCRWC is a political group founded to provide political education and legislative information; provide a wider knowledge of the principles of the Republican Party; increase the number of registered Republicans; recruit, promote, and support qualified Republican women for political office; give exposure to and work actively for all Republican candidates; and lend support to the activities of other Republican organizations. The DCRWC is a multi-generational, multi-cultural organization providing the structure and support for political activists to learn, engage, and flourish. The Club is chartered by the National Federation of Republican Women and is a member of the Ohio Federation of Republican Women. For more information, visit: or email President Betty Hill at:

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