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Fayette County Leader January 22, 1920

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Today and tomorrow the town is to be canvassed to raise funds for the benefit of the Fayette Volunteer Fire Company. It is hoped that everyone will give liberally as the cause is a local one and deserving of all the help that can be given. The men who will do the soliciting, and the territory assigned to them are as follows:

Mechanic Street, F. Saunders and H. A. Pond; King street, Allen Carter and A. J. Fox; Main street, R. Borwn and P. Davis; Washington and North J. W. Burget and Ed Knight; Alexander and Union, P. Reid and F.Payne; Water street ease of Main, J. S. Briggs and C. Oelleymounter; Water street west of Main, h. Robinson and R. Humphry; Jones street, L. W. Sampson and Charles Earle.

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At a regular meeting of Fayette Chapter O.E.S. held on Thursday evening, Jan. 15, took place the installation of officers for the ensuing year, with Mrs. Cynthia Rosebrook installing officer and Mrs. Arlie Bray, marshall. The following elective and appointive officers were inducted into office:  W. M., Mrs. Janette Robinson; W.P.E. J. Bray; A. M., Mrs. Gertrude Hartman; secretary, Mrs. Rose Thompson; Con., Mrs. Bessie Thompson; A. C., Mrs. Helen Fox; marshal, Mrs. Minnie Holmes; organist, Mrs. Jessie Hathaway; Adah, Mrs. Maude Finch; Ruth, Mrs. Ruth Claxton; Esther, Mrs. Rose Caudle; Martha, Mrs. Bessie Smith; Electa, Mrs. Lavon Birdsell; warder, Mrs. Gertrude Bachus; sentinel, W. E. Hunt. The treasurer Mrs. Emma Clothier, and chaplain, Mrs. Hattie Bentz, were unable to be present.

At the conclusion of the installation a sumptuous picnic supper with delicious coffee and ice cream was served to about ninety members and visitors. After supper an impromptu program was given, opening with a very interesting talk by Dr. D. M. Parker. this was followed by a reading by Mrs. Collett, "Have you H-ear-d a-bou-t Hair-y?", a reading by Miss Marie Falb, "Fritz Courtship," and a piano solo by Miss Maurine Linn. Mrs. Mary Moscript, P. W. M., gave a fine talk complimentary to the officers on their work. A social hour followed and a delightful time was had by all present. 


~ Transcribed and contributed by Crystal A. Bingham, MSOT, OTR

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