Chaplain: Alice Tidwell
Recording Secretary: Frances Thomson
Treasurer: Janice King
Registrar: Arvetta Swift
Historian: Charlie Pierson
Librarian: Nancy Spangler
The DAR gives members an opportunity for service in many areas. It is a way to join with others in trying to make America a better place to live. It offers the opportunity to work with youth of this country through the educational programs. The DAR encourages citizens to become active in the community, to assist in historic preservation, and to help preserve documents and records of the past. It offers an opportunity to meet people with similar interest, develop friendships and to join others who cherish the priceless heritage enjoyed by all while promoting the ideals of patriotism and love of country.
The Lovely Purchase Chapter meets on the second Monday of the month, September through June, excluding January, at 9:30 a.m.
We welcome new members!
Lovely Purchase Chapter was named for Major William Lovely, a veteran of the Continental Army of the Revolution. In 1813, he was dispatched from Tennessee where he was Assistant to the United States Agent to the Cherokees. In 1816, he persuaded the Osage Indians to give up over three million acres of their land to the Cherokees. The area included most of Northwest Arkansas, of which present day Bella Vista is a part. It became known as Lovely Purchase.
The Chapter's organizing meeting was held on April 9, 1984, with fifteen members. Our chapter was granted on June 26, 1985, with nineteen charter members. The Organizing Regent was Mrs. Wayne Packer.
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