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Calling all Douglas Co. 5th graders (and those that love them)

The Douglas County Cemetery Association (DCCA) announces their 2nd annual Essay Contest for all interested 5th grade students in Douglas County, Minnesota.  Three students from each school, and the home school category, will receive monetary prizes of $75, $50 and $25.

The essay contest is titled, What Stories Can the Stones Tell?

The announcement of the contest on the DCCA website:


Details about the contest can be found in a PDF document at the page. The deadline for the contest is Wednesday, October 15th, 2014.

Lars Hansen Bjelkerup 1801-1895, born in Sjælland, Denmark, buried in the Nelson, MN cemetery.  That is just part of the story his stone tells . . . maybe your family has stories that the stones can tell too.

Lars Hansen Bjelkerup 1801-1895