Molly Ockett Chapter inducts two new members: L-R, Chapter Regent Nancy Coshow, Emily Anderson, and Rebecca Anderson


BRIDGTON — The Molly Ockett Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), met on May 11 at the Bridgton Community Center for its monthly meeting, during which two new members were inducted into the chapter, bringing the chapter total to five new members this year.

Mother and daughter duo, Rebecca and Emily Anderson spoke about their reasons for joining DAR, which included honoring their patriot ancestor and belonging to a service organization that is ‘women forward’. The other new members are Patricia Bradshaw, Sophia Bruno, and Kristine Claremont.

The chapter also discussed continued plans for America 250 celebrations, which began in 2020, will culminate on July 4, 2026, and officially conclude in 2027. DAR is the first heritage society to formally partner with America250, the nationwide commemoration of America’s 250th anniversary in 2026 led by the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission.

The agreement outlines several initiatives developed by the DAR to honor Revolutionary War Patriots, engage youth through contests and educational programming, and support efforts to better tell the story of underrepresented and diverse Patriots who helped to win the American War of Independence. To learn more about today’s DAR, visit or contact us at

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