Sharp Receives Daughters of American Revolution History Preservation Award

From Staff Reports

The James Blair chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented the Historic Preservation Award to Kay Sharp for her work in restoring the stained-glass windows at First Methodist Church. 

Sharp is a direct descendant of Hampton McKinney, the first permanent settler of Corsicana. Her father was Andrew Beaton. At 102, Sharp is the oldest member of the First Methodist Church. Sharp spearheaded the drive the restore the 109 stained-glass windows, first installed in 1899, along with Tracy Watson.  Stanton Glass in Waco is doing the work of restoration. Thus far, 90 windows have been restored. 

Since 1890, the Daughters of the American Revolution’s mission has been to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism.  This year, Sharp was selected to receive the award.

Back row: Mayor Don Denbow, Chaplain Steven Bell, Tracy Watson; Second row: Lynda Green, Chairman of the Historic Preservation Committee, Regent Barbara Watkins; Front row: Kay Sharp. – Courtesy photo

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