Category Archives: Education

Abendschone Chapter, NSDAR Recognizes Local Recipients of the 2019 DAR Good Citizens Award


2019 Good Citizen Awards

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.

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Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of World War I

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.

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Books for Kids, Huntsville, Arkansas – May 1, 2018


Abendschone Chapter NSDAR members: Ginger Malmstrom, Regent Judy Germani, Suzanne Williams, Colleen Cook

Abendschone Chapter NSDAR participated in the Elks sponsored “Books for Kids Program” in Huntsville, Arkansas. Books were distributed to 160 students in Huntsville on May 1, 2018. Members of the Abendschone Chapter NSDAR and local Elks Club were on hand to help with each student’s book selection and to listen to each child read.

Chapter member and project chair, Ginger Malmstrom, received the State Literacy Promotion Award last March. For the last 11 years she has personally selected more than 6,000 books for first graders. Each spring, DAR members visit eight schools and assist first graders in selecting a book to keep for their very own.

American History Essay Contest Award


Donna Wenger – in colonial attire – awards Berryville eighth grader with medal, certificate and cash prize for her winning essay in the Daughters of American Revolution (DAR) essay contest. The contest was sponsored by the Abendschone Chapter NSDAR. Other chapter representatives present were Judy Germani, Phyllis Jones, and Colleen Cook.

Abendschone Chapter NSDAR celebrates Constitution Week

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Pictured here is Judy Germani, Abendschone chapter regent, at the Eureka Springs Carnegie Library by their Constitution Week display.

Constitution Week is celebrated for one week, September 17-23. Constitution displays are placed in the two Carroll County libraries – Eureka Springs Carnegie Library, and the Berryville Public Library. The current mayor of Eureka Springs signs two proclamations proclaiming the week to be Constitution Week. Local radio stations help with the celebration with announcements. Continue reading