The Kansas Society Daughters of the American Revolution state conference was held in Topeka earlier this month.

Northwest District chapters, including the local Courtney-Spalding Chapter, were hosts.

Attendees wrote greetings on the nearly 500 Kansas photo postcards that had been collected by the northwest district chapters. The postcard greetings were sent to residents of the veterans homes in Winfield and Fort Dodge.

A drawing benefiting the Madonna of the Trails restoration project, for a dollhouse, created and donated by Theresa Hill, totaled $1,230.

During WWI a DAR fundraising campaign helped resupply the chicken population in France. In memory of president general Elizabeth Guernsey, a Kansan who served as president general during WWI, $1,400 was donated during the state conference to support chicken flocks at Crossnore School and Children’s Home in North Carolina and Hindman Settlement School in Kentucky.

Conference speakers included NSDAR president general Ann Dillon and Colonel Peter M. Little, British Army liaison officer to the Combined Arms Center, Ft. Leavenworth.

About 250 members attended the annual conference. Courtney-Spalding members attending were regent Sherrie Smith, vice regent Diana Crouch, Jarilyn Staab, Bunnie Bowen and Karen McCune.