Denton children nominated to CRT Board
Sunday, 08 July 2012 by Keith Bahlmann
The Denton family along with their grandmother, Judy Palmer, traveled to the annual Children of the Republic Convention in Center and it is a good thing they packed their bags.
Reed Denton and Boone Denton of Belton were nominated to the Children of the Republic of Texas State Board of Management as First Vice President General and Fourth Vice President General, respectively.
Reed is a sophomore student, and has served on the state board for five consecutive years in various officers. His duties will include filling in for the CRT president when needed, and fundraising for the state convention.
Being in CRT has afforded Reed many opportunities. He has met state senators, and Lt. Governor David Dewhurst. "I enjoy Texas history and believe in striving to preserve our historical sites and revere our Texas flag."
Boone Denton is a seventh grader, and a second term board member for CRT. As Fourth Vice President, his duties will include promoting preservations of historic relics.
Alayne Denton, placed second, with the chapter scrapbook for the 10 year-old and younger division. She documented chapter activities throughout the year.
Her grandmother, Judy West Palmer, was nominated for outstanding "Associate Grandmother of the Year" award. She was nominated by seven grandchildren and selected by the CRT BOM for her outstanding contributions to CRT and "heart and passion" for her grandchildren and Texas.
Boone, Judy's grandson, said, "She is a genealogy genius. She is generous with helping others figure out their family tree."
Davis Denton, another grandson, said, "From a personal standpoint I am pleased to know about my Texas roots. I would not have this knowledge or CRT opportunities without my grandmother's iniative and her continued interest in history, and of course. Me!"
The Denton children are ninth generation Texans.
CRT is the junior organization of Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Its mission is to encourage children to study Texas history, preserve the historical sites made sacred during the republic years, to stimulate historical research, to promote the celebration of Texas Honor Days and to revere the flag of Texas. Children are encouraged participate in fourteen projects distributed to all chapters through the CRT Board of Management.