News: York Community Club (Picnic - 1929)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon



Surnames: Rowe, Lambright, Vandeberg, Edens, Korth 


----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) August 1, 1929


York Community Club (Picnic - 27, July 1929)


The York Community Club staged their annual picnic at the grove on the Walter Rowe farm Saturday.  It was a great day - the Neillsville-Granton Band (including the York Center Players) rendered fine music for the occasion.  Farmers and their friends - not only of the local community - but also many for miles around were present and enjoyed the meeting to the fullest.


At noon they gathered for a picnic dinner, accessories from the club booth being sold to add to the feast.


After dinner, Rev. S. J. Lambright of Neillsville gave an address.


There were games for young and old and later a series of contests, the prizes for which were given by the Connor Lumber Company of Granton; Bluett Hardware Co., of Granton; Midland Lumber Co., of Neillsville; Van Gorden Elevator of Neillsville; A. & P. Store of Neillsville; Geo. Amidon, Granton; Witte Cash Store Granton.


The following were prize winners:


Three-legged race, for boys 10 to 14; Marvin and Merrill Vandeberg, first; Lloyd and Gail Vandeberg second.  Winners of first prize each received a knife, second prize, a comb set.


Boy’s jumping race, age 14 to 20; Roy Tietz, first, safety razor.


Hog calling contest for men: William Edens, first; Emil Korth, second.  First prize was a sack of calf (we are missing the rest of the story).



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