The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) presented retired Palm Crest Elementary teacher and long-time La Canada resident Ann Jones with an Excellence in Community Service award. The award recognizes Jones for her outstanding contribution to the community through civic service and volunteer efforts with a number of organizations in addition to her service to the DAR where she serves as Chapter Registrar and has been active with DAR since 1999.
“Ann is truly amazing,” commented Ginger Adams, a regent with the chapter. “She is so dedicated and takes every membership challenge to heart.”
Adams noted that in 2011, Jones had brought 15 new members to the organization.
Jones has also been an active volunteer with the Lanterman House, a historic home in La Canada.
Lanterman House’s Executive Director Melissa Patton observed, “We love Ann. Her commitment to quality local history, her generous nature and her years of experience as a classroom teacher were invaluable in the creation of the Lanterman House School Programs and their related activities.”
Jones is also actively involved with the California Retired Teachers Association and at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Laguna Beach.
Jones has three children and seven grandchildren.