News: Greenwood, Wis. - Ladies of the Aid Carnival (5 March 1903)


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Surnames: Baker, Carpenter, Hunt, Pfunder, Rhea, rossman, Schofield, Sheets, Shoemaker, Smith, Steenberg, Verney, Wollenberg


----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark County, WI) 3/5/1903


The Ladies of the Aid gave their annual carnival at the Woodman hall last Friday afternoon and evening, the weather and attendance being very favorable.

Four nations were represented by booths where different things were sold or served. They were as follows: Japan, Germany, France and England. At the Japanese booth, ices cakes and hoe made candies were sold by ladies in costume. Coffee, cakes and pretzels were sold at the German booth, also coffee in bulk. The French booth, where fancy work and useful articles were disposed of, was neatly decorated and some very nice needle work displayed. The English took up the greater part of the hall and where tables were filled with all sorts of eatables with which to feed those who came for supper. The booths, with the exception of the English, were open to the public during the afternoon and the whole evening. Supper was served from five o’clock to eight, and the ladies who attended were kept busy from start to finish.

The supper tables having been drawn back and cleared, the chairs were arranged in order for the entertainment. The hall was crowded from stage to gallery to listen to the program.

When all were seated the program opened with a selection by the mandolin club, and which later was followed by Miss Schofield who greeted the audience with a solo. An instrumental duet by Mr. and Mrs. Wollenberg, with a cornet and the piano was well rendered. The pantomime, "Yankee Doodle Kitchen," was taken part in by about a dozen young people working hard to keep up with the tune of Yankee Doodle. Faye Hunt next came out with a solo. A recitation by Miss Schoemaker created great interest in the audience.The Bow and Arrow drill, arranged by Mrs. F.W. Shrimpton, was lead by little Cecil Smith. The little ones were dressed in white and their bows and slippers were tied with pink, and they showed much careful training. A "This and That" duet was rendered by Misses Varney and Pfunder, in costume and created much enthusiasm. Beulah Steenberg gave a recitation that held the crowd in laughter during her stay on the stage. The ladies’ double quartet, consisting of Misses Naomi Carpenter, Faye Hunt, Gertrude Rhea, Gaile Sheets, and Mabel Rossman and Mesdames Shrimpton, Baker and Wollenberg, was one of the pleasing features. 



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