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).
Members of Abendschone Chapter, NSDAR rang bells for Constitution Day, September 17, at 3:00 pm, commemorating the time our US Constitution was signed in 1787. Continue reading
The winners are Brian Hall of Berryville HIgh School, Makenzie Meyer of Eureka Springs high School, and Trinity McMahan of Green Forest High School. Also pictured is Dana Sue Busch, DAR Good Citizens committee chair.
On February 14, 2019, at the Community Bank in Berryville, the Abendschone Chapter, NSDAR conducted the 2018-19 award ceremony honoring local high school seniors.
The DAR Good Citizens Award and Scholarship Contest, created in 1934, is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship.
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.
WWI Display with Suzanne Williams & Margaret Scobee
WWI Liberty Bonds Poster
Oil painting of Crandall Walker, a Eureka Springs “Doughboy” who was killed in action in the battle of Argonne Forest in 1918 during World War I.
WWI Eureka Springs Service Flag
Eureka Springs Mayor Robert Berry, shown here with members of the Abendschone Chapter NSDAR in celebration of Constitution Week.
The Abendschone Chapter, NSDAR in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, celebrated the U.S. Constitution at their September 13, 2018 meeting.
Abendschone Chapter NSDAR participated in the Elks sponsored “Books for Kids Program” delivering books to first grade students in Cassville, Missouri. Continue reading