The Douglas County Cemetery Association recently announced their 3rd annual Essay Contest for all Douglas County 5th graders with an October 14, 2015 deadline for submissions.
Cash Prizes of $75, $50 and $25 will be awarded for the top 3 essays from each school, including a home-school category.
Bonus for essays on Veterans:
Entries may be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org or, Postmarked no later than October 14, 2015 and mailed to:
10937 Maple Springs Dr. SE
Alexandria, MN 56308
Phone inquiries can be directed to: John Chlian, DCCA President @320-763-7409
Visit the Douglas County Historical Society at 1219 Nokomis St, Alexandria, MN 56308 and use our resources for information on your chosen essay subject. We can also suggest a person for you to research. It is recommended that you call ahead. (320) 762-0382. DCHS will not charge 5th graders a research fee for this project.
Write about an ancestor. Ask family members for suggestions and interview them for information about your subject.
Go to your local cemetery and find a stone that interests you. Research the person at the Douglas County Historical Society. We have obituaries, family histories, and military records.