Abendschone DAR Chapter donated/presented biography books to the Carroll County elementary school libraries and public libraries in Eureka Springs, Berryville, and Green Forest. Donating the book is an example of promotion of children’s literature and service to America, which are goals of Daughters of the American Revolution. Pictured above are Abendschone Chapter regent Terri Herman (left) and Eureka Springs Elementary librarian Amy Maliska.
The Eureka Springs DAR chapter members from Abendschone Chapter, NSDAR, attended a headstone cleaning class with Eureka Springs Cemetery Superintendent Bruce Wright on Saturday, October 15. The ladies soaked, scrubbed, and cleaned 23 headstones. Some of the headstones were deceased DAR members and their families, others were stones needing attention due to their many years in the cemetery. The pictured headstone is of Joada John Cole. She was a member who died in 1996 and was an author and historian.
Often our veterans are forgotten and need a little help or an uplifting thought. Many in their later years find themselves in the hospital or nursing home with no family or support system during the holidays. Our community can thank veterans by remembering them at Christmas time with a simple gift. Abenschone Chapter, NSDAR filled 51 shoeboxes with necessary items, a few little surprises and a Christmas card wishing them a happy holiday and/or thanking them for their service and for keeping America free.
The boxes were distributed to veterans in Eureka Springs, Holiday Island, Berryville, and Green Forest to:Continue reading
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On May 21, Abendschone Chapter, NSDAR paid tribute at the Eureka Springs Cemetery to mark the graves of interred past chapter members. Patriotic American decorations and flags (with NSDAR logos) were placed next to the graves of the chapter’s founding leaders. There are 34 known members’ graves in Eureka Springs Cemetery. Organizing members honored were Ruth Fuller Cross; Ruth’s mother, May Obenshain Fuller; Dorothy Fuller Mathews; and Beaulah Pitts McBee (May’s niece.) The gravesite of Organizing Regent Fanny Henderson Russ also was honored. GPS coordinates are recorded for each member’s gravesite so that the chapter can honor them at future events. This year the flags remained at the gravesites through Memorial Day.
The Abendschone Chapter Historic Preservation Chair, Suzanne Williams, received an award for thirty plus years of volunteer work in historic preservation. She researched and published her book Nebraska and the CCC: Young Men at Their Best, preserving the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps in Nebraska. She interviewed over 150 men who worked in the CCC as young men. Other volunteer work in Eureka Springs is notable for her research for the cemetery, her work at the historic museum, and her research for the annual historic calendars published by a local bank.