Monthly Archives: October 2018

Abendschone Chapter, NSDAR Celebrates National DAR Day of Service

Day of Service

Pictured with Suzie Bell are Abendschone members who volunteer at ECHO. From left to right are Suzanne Williams, Ginger Malmstrom, Andrea Rowe, Suzie, Sherry Kerr, and Fayette Schmutzler.

The Abendschone Chapter, NSDAR in Eureka Springs, celebrated the 128th anniversary of the founding of DAR and the National Day of Service at their monthly meeting on October 11, 2018.

Suzie Bell, Eureka Christian Health Outreach (ECHO) co-founder, presented a program on ECHO Village.

The project, located in Eureka Springs, Arkansas on Passion Play Road near Hwy 62, is meant to meet the community’s needs for affordable housing. With the help of the World Mission Builders, community volunteers, and generous donations, the vision will soon be a reality. Eight small, charming, individual houses are scheduled to be ready for occupancy in November 2019. More homes are being planned, as well as community amenities.

DAR was founded on the ideals of service and members have been dedicated to giving back to their communities through volunteer initiatives ever since.

Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of World War I

WWI-sign
A special exhibit at the Eureka Springs Historical Museum opened in April of 2017 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of World War I.

Museum volunteer and Abendschone Chapter NSDAR member, Suzanne Williams, collected items from Carroll County, Arkansas residents for the exhibit. Several NSDAR members made contributions. The exhibit included a uniform, original sheet music, photos, maps of France, a letter from General Pershing, a feed bucket for horses and mules, and mess kits. Visitors were especially interested in the trench art, made from shell casings and spent bullets. The exhibit continued until the end of 2018 and was well received.