Members of local Daughters of the American Revolution chapter attend 128th Continental Congress

Award-winner Bridget Wells of Forestview Middle School (front) is pictured with National Daughters of the American Revolution President General Ann T. Dillon (left), Vice President General Regina Heffelfinger and Committee Chair Allison Dunklin. Submitted photo

According to a news release, more than 4,000 members of the Daughters of the American Revolution met recently in Washington, D.C., for the 128th Continental Congress, including State Regent Faye Leach, Chapter Regent Sue Duff-Erkel, members Amanda Ciesinski, DeAnn Caddy, Carol Curby, Paula Persons, Lisa Staber and prospective member Nichole Arntson, from the local chapter.

While there, Leach participated in a service project washing the Vietnam Memorial Wall and Duff-Erkel helped with registration. The local chapter was also recognized for first place in the North Central Division for Commemorative Events.

On Education Awards night, sixth grade National American History Essay Contest winner Bridget Wells of Forestview Middle School in Baxter gave an excerpt of her award-winning essay with members of her family in the audience.

It was reported there were 28,000 entries in the American History Essay Contest. This is only the second time a Minnesota student has received national recognition for an American History essay at Continental Congress.

To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit or contact Caddy at 218-820-0204.

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