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Clermont Ladies Aid Society

The Clermont Ladies Aid Society is the oldest organization in Clermont. The first constitution read that the Ladies Aid Society was an auxiliary of the Union Sunday School. Later it became a civic organization and made improvements that added greatly to the town, such as financing a sidewalk from Sand Creek to the cemetery, mounting the cannon and cannon balls on bases in the Lincoln Park, building the band stand in the city park, buying drinking fountains for the town, and supporting many civic projects. The society sponsored the placing of the town clock on the Junior High school.

From 1931 to 1964 the Ladies Society sponsored the public library, its members acting as librarians and working on the book ordering committees. In 1964 the library became a member of the state co-op. The Society continues to have its regular monthly meetings and is still interested in the library, recording its monthly report.    

~ source: Fayette County Union Newspaper, West Union, Iowa, Sect C, Page 1-4, 01 Jul 1976; reprinted with permission
~ contributed by Erin Wilker  and transcribed by Constance Diamond for Fayette County IAGenWeb

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