The Susanna Randolph Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution hosted their annual George Washington Birthday Celebration at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 23, at St. Patrick’s hall in Vandalia.
Teresa Wenzel led those gathered in a game of GINGO where American history questions were answered.
Ann Carter, Vice Regent, honored the DAR good citizens for 2014, Ciara Craven of Van-Far and Julie Hale of Community R-6.
Each good citizen received a certificate, pin and a book.
Ruth Miller, essay contest coordinator, honored the essay winners and presented them with their certificates.
The topic of the Christopher Columbus Essay Contest, open to high school students, was “How Do Americans View Christopher Columbus and George Washington Today.
Nathan Kraft placed first; Brooke James placed second and Abbegail Robinson placed third.
The topic of the American History Essay Contest, open to students in grades 5 through 8, was “The Lives of Children During the American Revolution.”
The winners in eighth grade were Jacob Garner, first place; Taryn Adam, second place and Maddie Dunn, third place.
The winners in sixth grade were Mackena Hays, first place and Alyse Jensen, second place. The first place winners read their essays to the group. Also, Jacob Garner and Jordan Garner signed their application papers for joining CAR, the Children of the American Revolution.
Any youth under the age of 22 can join this organization if they can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. Refreshments were served by Kathy Mommens, Niki Brown and Muriel Beshears.