Abendschone Chapter, NSDAR Pays Tribute to Thirty-two Members

The Eureka Springs Abendschone Chapter of the DAR pays tribute to thirty-two members that are interred at the Eureka Springs Cemetery. This photo is taken at the burial sites of several of the founding members, in 1951, of the Chapter. Organizing members were Ruth Fuller Cross, Ruth’s mother, May Obenshain Fuller, Dorothy Fuller Mathews, and Beulah Pitts McBee (May’s niece). Obenshain is said to be the “Americanized” version of the name Abendschone.

Pictured behind the members list are (L to R) Colleen Cook, Suzanne Williams, and Phyllis Jones, Regent. Each of the interred members in the cemetery are easily located via a GPS/ QR code, available at this location. For more information about Abendschone Chapter, visit website http://www.abendschoneDAR.com.

Veterans Shoe Box Drive

Veterans Shoe Box Drive 2020

Abendschone Chapter, NSDAR participated in the State Society’s Veterans Shoe Box Drive 2020


The Veterans Shoebox Drive is a way we can thank our veterans for their service to our country, protecting us, and keeping us free and to let them know they are not forgotten during the holidays.

In 2019 over 1850 holiday wrapped shoeboxes were given to veterans, men and women. This year 39 Shoe Box gifts boxes were donated to Veterans from Abendschone Chapter.

December 27, 2020 issue of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette

Abendschone Chapter Celebrates Constitution Week

On September 17, 2020 at 4:00 p.m., from sea to shining sea, bells rang throughout America in celebration of the United States Constitution! Abendschone Chapter participated in ringing the bells in honor of the completion of the 4,400 word document — our U.S. Constitution. Constitution Week is recognized September 17-23. This is the 233rd year of the signing of the US Constitution.

This document was so important to the Daughters of the American Revolution that in 1955, the National Society petitioned the United States Congress to approve an official annual celebration of our Constitution. The following year, on August 2, 1956, President Eisenhower declared that every September 17th thereafter would mark the beginning of a week-long celebration of this unique and innate founding document. We should be proud of DAR’s involvement in the creation of this nationwide observance – and we should be sure to celebrate it publicly to remind all Americans of its significance.

Holly Blair, National Chair, Constitution Week Committee
Our Consitution display will be in the Carnegie Library in the annex portion and the Berryville Library. The displays will be in those locations throughout Constitution Week.

Good Citizens Awards 2020

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Pictured (l to r): Shane Lewis (Berryville High), Madison Cannady (Eureka Springs High), Madison Smalley (Green Forest High – who was also the first prize essay winner), Dana Sue Busch (DAR).

The annual DAR Good Citizens Awards ceremony, given by the local Abendschone Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), was held at the Cornerstone Bank in Eureka Springs on Thursday, February 13, 2020. Seniors from three local schools were given certificates, pins, and scholarship monies during the ceremony by Dana Sue Busch, DAR Good Citizens chairperson.

The student selected as the school’s DAR Good Citizen must have the following qualities: Dependability (truthfulness, honesty, punctuality, etc.), Service (cooperation, helpfulness, responsibility, etc.), Leadership (personality, self-control, initiative, etc.), Patriotism (unselfish loyalty to American ideals).