The Roger Sherman Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will present medals to two residents of the Greater New Milford area.

Two DAR members will also be recognized June 11 at 6 p.m. at the River Bistro Restaurant, Route 7 North in New Milford.

Dr. Peter Orenski of New Milford will be presented the DAR Americanism Medal and Dayle Elsesser of Gaylordsville will receive the National Society, DAR American Heritage Committee -- Women in the Arts Recognition Award in recognition of her Neapolitan crèche, which she has created and put on display in Gaylordsville for the past 20 holiday seasons.

DAR Americanism Medal recipients must have shown outstanding qualities of leadership, trustworthiness, service and patriotism.

Chapter members Jolene Mullen and Metta Delmore were recently named state winners at the Connecticut DAR 199th state conference.

Ms. Mullen was recognized as outstanding volunteer genealogist and Ms. Delmore was honored as outstanding junior member at the conference.

Their entries went on to the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution for further judging.

In addition, Ms. Delmore has also been named as one of eight NSDAR finalists.

The national outstanding junior member and runner-up will be announced June 27.

Michael-John Cavallaro, author of "Tales of Old New Milford; The History, Legend and Lore of a Connecticut Frontier Town," will be the guest speaker at the ceremony.

In 2003, Mr. Cavallaro was presented with the award for Outstanding Achievement for Environmental Awareness from the Daughters of the American Revolution, American Heritage and Conservation Committee.

The public is invited to attend. Tickets are $30.

For more information and reservations, call 860-868-1819 or email