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Elgin Echo Newspaper

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Elgin Echo

Elgin, Iowa

August 14, 1930

 Front Page




The eleventh annual community Day picnic at the Illyria church grounds last Friday is claimed to be a record breaker for attendance which shows that the interest in these affairs is increasing each year.


The day’s activities started at the noon hour when members of the Aid Society served a big dinner. This was followed by a program in the big tent which seated over 400 people and was completely filled. Rev. J. J. Snyder first welcomed the home comers and visitors being followed bya short program of music by the Illyria orchestra. Other numbers on the program were a solo by Wallace Peters, reading by Edith Frieden, solo by Darlene Yearous, talk by Rev. E. J. Starr, the Piney Woods singers and an address by Rv. Sandbach of Decorah.

A ball game and other sports finished the afternoon program.


The evening program started with a band concert by the Elgin band and this was followed  by a three act comedy, “The winding Road.” The members of the cast were members of the Epworth League and they had been coached by Rev. Snyder. It was  a nicely balanced play and the young people did credit to themselves in their presentation of the different characters.


The Cotton Blossom Singers offered several musical numbers during the intermission between acts and added greatly to the entertainment. The big tent was again filled and everyone was very well pleased with the entertainment.





~ transcribed and contributed by Crystal A. Bingham <>

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