Abendschone Chapter, NSDAR Pays Tribute

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.

Certificate of Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation

Pictured are the Acting Regent, Chapter Historic Preservation Chair and Chapter Recording Secretary

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.

2022 DAR Good Citizen Award and Scholarship Contest Winners

DAR Good Citizen Award Winners Eden Alyse Wilson,  Kimberly Lozano Merida and Olivia Cross.

On February 12, 2022 at the meeting of the Abendschone Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, winners of the DAR Good Citizen Award and Scholarship Contest were announced. The winners were students of Green Forest High School, Eureka Springs High School, and Berryville High School.

The winner of the essay portion of the contest wrote an essay entitled “Being an American Citizen.” She will be now eligible for Arkansas State DAR Good Citizen Recognition.

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