Monday, January 10, 2022
Key Corner Chapter NSDAR announced the selection of Amy Cresswell as its 2021-22 Outstanding Junior Member.
The Outstanding Junior Member Contest began in 1963 to recognize Junior members of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Honoring young women who have truly promoted the aims and purposes of the National Society, as well as participated in community activities, the contest encourages all Junior members to be vitally interested and involved in DAR programs and projects.
Cresswell, who proved her lineage to Patriot Andrew Hampton and joined the local Key Corner Chapter NSDAR in January 2021, is no stranger to community service and upholds DAR’s mission to God, Home, and Country through service to educate, promote patriotism, and support historic preservation.
As the Risk Manager at Ford Construction, Cresswell is part of the fourth generation of the Ford family managing Ford Construction Company, Choctaw Transportation Company and its affiliates.
She is no stranger to community involvement. Presently she serves on the Dyersburg /Dyer County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. She also is the President of the Dyer County Leadership Alumni Association and oversaw the Downtown Dyersburg Mural Project. Cresswell is involved with the United Way of West Tennessee serving as the Campaign co-chair for her company. She is also active in the Rhodes College Alumni Association. She and her husband Jamey along with daughter Catherine are active members of the Dyersburg First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The founder and chair of Circle of Ruth women’s group, which is part of the CPWM, she also volunteers her talent in the music ministry.
“While promoting our goals of patriotism, education, and historical preservation is our focus, DAR is a service organization and Amy Cresswell is stellar on all accounts,” stated Chapter Regent Penny Switzer. “We are delighted to have our young members and to be able to recognize their achievements.”