Thursday, December 27, 2012

Princeville Holiday Tournament

This year is the 85th year for Princeville High School Holiday Tournament.  We believe it is the oldest annual holiday tournament in the State of Illinois.  The tournament has been the week following Christmas.  In the past few years, the PHS girls basketball team has also hosted a tournament on the same days as the boys tournament.  This year, the tournament started yesterday and runs through December 28. 

To coincide with the Holiday Tournament, we thought it would be fun to share a program from the 1930 - 1931 Holiday Tournament.  The tournament ran from December 31, 1930 to January 3, 1931.  This would have been the 3rd year the tournament was in existence.   In 1931, Princeville placed second in the tournament, losing to East Peoria.  Teams in the tournament included East Peoria, Chillicothe, Elmwood, Toulon, Glasford, Princeville, Dunlap and Brimfield.  Do you remember any of the businesses at the bottom of the program?  Miller's Cafe which also advertises it sells candy and cigars.  German's Billiards Parlor also had a full service fountain.  The Telephone was the weekly newspaper that brought all the important local news.  Murphy's Cafe was located on the north side of the 100 block of East Main Street.

The program is from the collection of Dorothy Harrison Westefer which was donated to the museum by her daughter, Nancy Westefer. 

Friday, December 7, 2012

Princeville Girl Scouts Mid 1920s

A recent genealogy request led us to dig up this photo.  This is a photo of the Princeville Girls Scouts circa 1920s.  What a great group of girls!  As with many of our old photos, you will recognize many of the well known family surnames of former and current Princeville families.  Handwritten on the  back of the photo the girls are identified as follows:

Front Row: Ruth Henry, Vivian Vogel, Thelma Fredell, Eleanor Matthews, Virginia Henson, Gladys Muller, Elizabeth Gray.

Second Row:  Eleanor Streitmatter, Glyda Swisher, Mary Auten, Margaret Friedman, Berna Best, Jane Auten, Helen Weaver, Grace (last name illegible), Earlene Weaver.  Please note that there are more girls in this row than names.

Third Row:  Helen Callery, Ina Kelly, Zoe Best, Clara Campbell, Elva Hines, Mrs. Haley, Virginia Rice, Eloise Bliss, Franchon Hammer, Eileen Aten, Miss Driscoll, Fern Arnold, Helen Walliker, Doris McWhorter.

Fourth Row:  Helen Potter, Shirley Stumpf, Vivian Stowell, Ethelyn Walliker, Gwendolyn Henson, Frances Simmons, Mary Campbell, Josephine Slane, Veneta Gruner, Nola Arnold.

The photo is from the Eleanor Matthews collection.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Princeville High School Class of 1935

We recently had a genealogy inquiry which involved digging up this photo.  Since I had the photo out, I thought I would share it with the blog world.  This is the Princeville Community High School Class of 1935.  There were 19 graduates that year under W.R. Cordis, Superintendent.  Many of these individuals continued to work and live in the Princeville area after graduation.  The graduates included James Potter, Edwin Schaad, Eleanor Matthews, Ruth Ricketts, Earl Oertley, Glenn Giffin, Lucille Roach, Robert DeBord, Edith Streitmatter, Leona Zaverl, George Black, Josephine Slane, Ferdie Williams, Russell Stumpf, Robert Ward, Helen Bouton, Donald Carter, Helen Turner and Edwin Burns. 

We have volunteers who assist with genealogy inquiries. The museum does have a lot of old photos, yearbooks, newspapers, obituaries and scrapbooks which have invaluable amount of information about local people, places and businesses.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Princeville Ladies Bowling League Luncheon

This photo was recently donated to the museum.  Our volunteers have been working on identifying the ladies in the photo.  We assume it was a bowling banquet, because there are small bowling lanes with pins on the table.  One of our volunteers thought some of the ladies are from Chillicothe so we have sent a request to the Chillicothe Historical Society to see if they could help.

Please look at the photo and let us know if you recognize any of the ladies.  The ladies that have been identified are listed below by their corresponding number.  We are also hoping someone can identify the restaurant by the mural in the background.  Some people have suggested it is the interior of Maple Shade restaurant on Route 88 (Route 40) that was across the highway from Lake of the Woods.  Please call or email us if you can help with the identity of the ladies or restaurant.

 2.  Lenora Delbridge
 3.  Margaret Bassett
 4.  Jo McNeeley
11. Carolyn Stahl Grebner
13. Sue Gilbert
19. Ida Stoecker
20.  ????  Darling
22.  Darlene Mathison
24. Marilyn Dell
25.  Betty Beall
26.  Mary Vera Slane
27.  Clara Watts
28.  Virginia Hampton
29.  Elaine ???
30.  Josephine Bouton
31.  Kay Ward Phillips
32.  Charlene Ault
35. Mary Taft Major

Monday, October 1, 2012

1961 Princeville High School Homecoming Parade

Last week was homecoming week at Princeville High School.  Recently, here at the museum, we received some slides of homecoming parades from 1958 to 1961.  With the help of museum volunteer Rosemary Cooper, the museum was able to convert the slides to digital photos. 

I wanted to share with you the homecoming parade from fall of 1961.  The pictures were taken at the corner of Walnut and Evans streets. The floats from back then were amazing!  It must have taken weeks of preparation to make them.  According to the yearbook, the 1961 homecoming football game was played on October 19 against Elmwood High School Trojans.  This was the 13th annual homecoming for the high school.  Festivities began on Thursday with a snake dance, bonfire, pep rally and class skits.  Homecoming Queen was Sue Rock and Mr. Football was Wylan Parker.  Homecoming Attendants were Sharon Kuhn, Bob Swanson, Beverly Fuller, Bill Kraft, Val Peck and Steve Sutherland. 

The PHS marching band led the parade through the streets of Princeville.  William Pellant was the band director .  Head Majorette was Janet Rickey and Majorettes were Carolyn Jones, Connie Holmes and Helen Caldwell.




Friday, September 7, 2012

"Your Home Town"

I recently posted information about the Princeville Academy which was a private high school in Princeville in the late 1800s, early 1900s.  That post was from a school catalog which described the school and listed students.  The Princeville Academy published a quarterly school newspaper titled "Princeville Academy Sol".  Each quarter, the newspaper would include essays written by the students as well as other articles submitted to the paper.  One that caught my interest was titled "Your Home Town" and was published about 1900.  Below is the article in its entirety.  The words that were written over 110 years ago are still true today.  Princeville is rich in history and we should all be proud to call Princeville home.

Your Home Town

The only way to build a town is for all to go hand-in-hand, every man to the wheel.  Banish all feelings of discord, if any; let harmony prevail, and you are sure to prosper.  Talk about your town, write about it, speak well of it, encourage your people at the head of municipal affairs, choke the croakers, beautify the streets in every way, patronize the merchants, refrain from sending outside for goods, advertise in its newspapers, favor home enterprise in every way, and if you can not think of some good word to say, just keep quiet.  There is nothing to gain and everything to lose in slandering the home of your adoption.  There are those who delight to oppose every enterprise advocated but upon investigation these men will be found to be the most despised of all.

Night at the Museum V

Night at the Museum V will be on Saturday, September 22 at the Princeville Heritage Museum.  The entertainment will be the Bradley Jazz Combo.  Tickets are by advanced sale only so get your tickets now.  This is a great way to support a local organization and get a great meal and entertainment without having to leave Princeville!!  For questions or to purchase tickets, please call the museum at (309)385-1916.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Old Stone School House

This is a picture of the first public school building in Princeville, also known as the Old Stone School House.  It was one of the oldest buildings in Princeville and was erected in 1846.  It was located on the northeast corner of Canton and French Streets (now West Main St. and South Cottage Grove).  It was built from donations of stone, lime, lumber and labor and a small amount of money.  The gable on the south had 1846 carved in stone to signify the year it was built.  The stone school house replaced the first public school which was established in 1834 in a log cabin southeast of the Rock Island Depot.  The first teacher at the the old stone school building was Benjamin F. Slane from 1847 to 1848. 

In 1866, the school district rented the vacant Princeville Academy building (Princeville Academy closed for a few years in 1866 because the war took students away from town) because the old stone school building was not large enough.  The first public school building (known as "Old Brick") on the West Main Street school property was built in 1872.  That building was replaced in 1907 with a larger brick structure that was dedicated in February of 1908.  That building housed the high school and grade school until the current school buildings were built.

Monday, August 20, 2012

The Freshman Class of '92

It has been a few months since we have posted on the blog.  Since our last post, we have celebrated the 175th Anniversary of the Village of Princeville during Heritage Days in June and hosted the 4th Annual Heritage Harvest at the museum in July.  To celebrate the start of the school year, today's blog is about enrollment in 1892 at Princeville Academy.  Imagine what life in Princeville was like 120 years ago!

This spring, I mentioned that the Lillie M. Evans Library shared some documents from their archives.  In the collection were numerous Princeville Academy Sols (school newspapers) and catalogues from the late 1800s and early 1900s.  During that time, there was a Princeville Public High School as well as the private Princeville Academy.   According to the local history books, the Princeville Academy was located a few blocks south of the park.

From the catalogue:
"Princeville Academy is an Evangelical Christian school offering superior advantages of location, instruction and moral and religious influence, designed to fit students for entering college or for teaching and, in general to aid them in their preparation for active, useful lives.  There will be nothing sectarian in its conduct or management."  According to the catalogue, there were a total of 93 students enrolled in the Princeville Academy in 1892.  Those students were studying either academics or music, or both. Tuition ranged from $1 to $12 per term (3 terms per school year) based on courses taken and what year in school in which the student was enrolled.

The faculty in 1892 included:
Edwin B. Cushing, Principal
Miss Mary Francis
Miss Georgie L. Kinney
Miss Alice Peters
Miss Luella Gray

The following is a list of names of students enrolled in Princeville Academy in 1892.  After their name is the town in which they resided.  Some students boarded with local families while they attended the school.

Princeville Academy Enrollment in 1892
Linus Aldrich, Akron
Anna Auten, Akron
Charles H. Auten, Princeville
Edith R. Auten, Akron
Edward Auten, Jr, Princeville
Esther R. Auten, Akron
H. Louis Auten, Princeville
Julia Auten, Akron
Laura Auten, Akron
Maria E. Auten, Akron
Nellie Auten, Princeville
Peter Auten, Princeville
Sarah Auten, Princeville
Emory Barnum, Princeville
Lois Blanchard, Princeville
Fred Bliss, Princeville
Luther Bliss, Princeville
Guy Bouton, Princeville
James Byrnes, Akron
Merle Burdick, West Hallock
Frank Butts, West Hallock
John Butts, West Hallock
Robert Campbell, Alta
Arthur Carman, Princeville
Carrie Chase, Akron
Virginius Chase, Wady Petra
Pinkey Cheesman, Arlington
Emma Conrad, Princeville
Merritt Cornell, Akron
Rosa Cornell, Akron
Charles Cornish, Princeville
Bert Cutler, Princeville
Bernice Debord, Princeville
Leatha DeBord, Princeville
Mamie Dickinson, Akron
Agnes Dowdall, Princeville
Guy Edwards, Princeville
Irma Evans, Princeville
Myrtis Evans, Princeville
Lena Ferguson, Princeville
Anna German, Princeville
Frank German, Princeville
Leatha Gordon, Princeville
Martha Gordon, Princeville
John Graham, Akron
Herbert Hakes, West Hallock
Nellie Hammer, Princeville
Byron Hare, Princeville
Bessie Herriott, Monica
Ora Herriott, Monica
Addie Hopkins, Princeville
Dena Hopkins, Princeville
Mamie G. Hopkins, Princeville (it is noted that Mamie died 07/20/1892)
Maude Hopkins, Princeville
Harry Houston, Akron
Myrtle Irwin, Princeville
Cora Kingery, Akron
Florence Kingery, Akron
Clyde Livingston, West Hallock
Ella McDermott, Akron
Maggie McDermott, Akron
Beulah Metzel, Princeville
Albert Moffit, Princeville
Willard Morrow, Akron
Ethel Nelson, Princeville
Leo Nelson, Princeville
Lewen Nelson, Princeville
Annie Parents, Princeville
Nettie Potts, Princeville
Mamie Pullen, Dunlap
Neva Prouty, Princeville
Calvin Rice, Akron
Luther Searl, Princeville
Daisy Shane, Princeville
Alice Sheehy, Radnor
Mamie Sheehy, Radnor
Burnham Sloan, Princeville
Maza Sloan, Princeville
Harry Smith, Princeville
Mary Smith, Princeville
Howard Stewart, Akron
Lillie Sussex, Laura
Ethel Todd, Monica
Vora Weaver, Princeville
Myrtie Wear, Princeville
John Whittaker, Laura
Harry Willard, Akron
Maude Williams, Princeville
Lennie Yates, Dunlap
Willie Yates, Dunlap

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Princeville High School Class of 1922

As the school year is coming to a close, many of us are celebrating graduations.  The seniors at Princeville High School are graduating on May 27 and the Princeville Grade School Junior High Promotion is May 25.  Do you remember your high school or grade school graduation?  What was it like 90 years ago? 

Today, I want to share with you a program from the Princeville High School graduation in 1922.  There were 18 students in the graduating class.  Many of the students were from families who have been in Princeville for decades.  The 3 photos below depict the cover, inside and back cover of the graduation program.  The graduating students were Elizabeth Cheesman, Esther Calhoun, Sherman Cornish, Lucile Cushing, Ruby Cutler, Evelyn Emery, Armond Foster, Mildred Graham, Paul Hough, Leora Kneer, Jennie LaMay, Emily Matthews, Lois McWhorter, Hazel Pierce, Lowell Pierce, Cecile Sheelor, Gladys Taylor, and Maude White. 

In 1922, there were 7 faculty members at the high school. The Princeville High School faculty in 1922 included C.C. Byerly, Wm. T. Axline, Besse DeBord, Francis Jackson, Gertrude French, Danelia Janssen and Harriet Fast.  One thing that hasn't changed since 1922, is that there were 7 members of the Board of Education.  The board members included HL Matthews, HC Rose, Dr. AJ Hawkes, Dr. EE Henson, Edgar Tretheway, Mrs. Charles Auten and Mrs. Etta Kelly.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Princeville Celebrates 175 Years

The 175th Anniversary of the Village of Princeville is this year.  There are many events planned to celebrate this milestone, many of which, are scheduled during Heritage Days which is June 21 to 24 at Stevens Square.  The Princeville Heritage Museum is working with the Princeville Civic Association to help plan all the festivities.  We are especially excited about the reproduction (pictured above) of the panoramic photo of the Princeville Business District .  Hold yesterday in your hands as you remember Princeville's Demisemiseptcentennial.  Cherish our sepia toned memory of downton Princeville circa 1915, available in the 5" x 30" sintra mounted print or an impressive 60-inch print ready for framing.   All proceeds benefit the Princeville Heritage Museum.  These would make great gifts and would be ideal for hanging in your office or conference room.  Photos are available at the Princeville Heritage Museum.  For questions, please call the museum at 385-1916 or email

5" x 30" panoramic photo: $50
8" x 60" panoramic photo: $175

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Princeville Had 3 Hospitals

Did you know that Princeville had 3 hospitals?  Recently, the Webster family shared some scrapbooks with us.  The scrapbooks had clippings from as early as the late 1920s.  We think this article is from 1943 and appeared in a newspaper from Peoria. 

The caption at the bottom is " This community of 1000 inhabitants, located 25 miles northwest of Peoria is proud of the three hospitals located here.  The Seven Oaks Sanitarium was opened here in 1929 by Miss Marie Moore, RN.  The Princeville Rest House has only been open for one year.  It is run by Mr. and Mrs. John Frericks.  The Nickols Sisters Rest Home has been caring for patients since 1931."

The house at the top is the Seven Oaks Sanitarium and is located on the south side of town on Douglas Street.  It is currently a private residence.  The house in the middle picture was built by the Friedman family and is on the corner of Walnut and High Streets.  It is currently the Hammitt-Hott Funeral home.  This home has undergone many renovations.  The front door the funeral home on High Street is the side of the house.  The house in the bottom picture is on South Cottage Grove and was built by Dr. T.E. Alyea around 1890.  It is currently a private residence.

Last week, a visitor at the museum told us the story of staying at the Nickols Sisters Rest Home before and after she gave birth to her oldest son.  Do you have any memories of these hospitals?

Monday, March 12, 2012

175th Anniversary Cookbook

The 175th Anniversary of the Village of Princeville will be celebrated this year during Heritage Days, June 21-24, 2012. To honor this milestone, the Princeville Heritage Museum is compiling a 175th Anniversary Cookbook. From now until April 1, 2012, we are accepting recipe submissions from current and former residents and families. Recipe forms are available at Princeville Heritage Museum, Princeville Village Hall and Lillie M. Evans Library. You may also submit recipes by email. To email a recipe, click on the link below:

Please submit more than one recipe. Help us out by forwarding this information to your friends and family and ask them to submit some recipes.

If you have any questions, please email or call the museum (309)385-1916.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Calendar of Events at the Museum

The museum has quite a few events on the calendar, please be sure to plan on attending.

Saturday, February 25 is the fourth annual Snowflake Luncheon. This event if not just for the ladies! Chris Delbridge will be the entertainment. The catered luncheon is served on the museum's snowflake china. There are a few tickets left which can be purchased at Princeville State Bank and the museum. This is a fun event that helps to support the museum so call a friend and plan on attending.

Wednesay, March 14 is the next Community Coffee at the museum from 8:00 am to 10:30. We serve coffee, tea, donuts and home baked goodies. This is a popular event and you never know who will be there. It is fun to sit and visit with friends and neighbors. During the coffee, we usually bring out some old pictures and/or artifacts and usually get some great stories from our residents about the items.

This year is the celebration of the 175th anniversary of the Village of Princeville. The museum is collecting family favorite recipes to publish a cookbook in honor of the Semidemiseptcentennial Anniversary. Recipe forms are available at the museum, Lillie M. Evans Library and Village Hall. Recipe submissions are due by April 1 at those locations. Please send in your family's favorite recipes. This is a great way to honor your ancestors by sumbitting a recipe in their memory.

In May, the museum will be hosting the annual garage sale fundraiser. Doing some spring cleaning? The museum is taking donations now for the garage sale. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and will provide a receipt for your donation just like Goodwill and Salvation Army. Please consider supporting the museum with your cast offs. If you have an item too big to deliver, please call and we can make arrangements for a pick up.

Lastly, we are planning a beer and wine tasting in April. In the past, we have done this event in February. We will send out more information as soon as the details are finalized.

As always, we are looking for volunteers. Whether you can help weekly, monthly or occasionally, we rely on volunteers. Our volunteers help with artifacts, clerical work,event planning, event set up and much more. Please call the museum and let us know when you can help.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Northwest Corner of Walnut and Evans Streets

Today I want to share with you two pictures of the northwest corner of Walnut and Evans street. The color postcard is from the files at the Lillie M. Evans Library, the other is from a 1942 Peoria Star newspaper. The Lillie M. Evans Library is currently on this corner. The color postcard shows a two story building in the background with a balcony. At that time it was known as the Hitchcock Building and, according to stories, housed a tavern, dance hall, meeting room and was used as a place to meet. The building in the foreground was Village Hall. In the newspaper photo, you can see that the building had been added on to. If you look closely, you can see "Weaver's Hatchery" on the building. From reading papers here at the museum, a person could buy eggs, chickens and other goods at the hatchery. Do you know any more about this building and how it was used?

UPDATE: One of our members just stopped by and says he remembers the second floor of the Hitchcock Building had a wood floor. The wood floor was great for dancing. They even roller skated up there. He also mentioned the second floor of Village Hall had a basketball court. The windows were covered with wire fence. They boy scouts met upstairs as well as other community groups. The first floor had a kitchen. The Princeville Kiwanis Club met on the first floor with the ladies cooking a meal in the kitchen to serve the members. Please share any of your memories of these buildings with us by leaving a comment.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Thief Detective and Mutual Aid Association of Princeville

Recently, the museum was given the opportunity to view and scan some old photos, booklets, newsletters and papers that have been in storage at the Lillie M. Evans . We will be sharing many of these items with you via the blog. The originals are available by request at the library. One of the first items I want to share with you is from a booklet published by the Princeville Telephone in 1902.

The Thief Detective and Mutual Aid Association (T.D. & M.A.A.) of Princeville was organized during the Civil War in August of 1863. Horses and mules were in great demand during the war which resulted in organized horse theft across the country, reaching the Princeville area in 1863. The purpose of the T.D. & M.A.A. was to recover stolen property and capture the thief. During the years the T.D. & M.A.A. was in existence, they recovered quite a bit of stolen property for its members including horses and clover seed.

The T.D. & M.A.A. was founded by William P. Smith, Solomon Bliss, Charles Beach, Vaughn Williams, and S.S. Slane. William P. Smith was the first captain and was succeeded by Solomon Bliss, H.F. Irwin, John Corbett, J.D. Hammer, and S.S. Slane. Other members named in the booklet include J.T. Slane, T. Moody, Frank Beall, Emmanuel Keller, John Miller, A.B. DeBord, Charles Taylor, M.V. Conklin, Dr. T.E. Alyea, Joseph Friedman and W.H. Wisenberg. Photos of many of these men are in this booklet. The photos are at the bottom of this post. They are a group of serious looking men!

The booklet includes a few stories about how they recovered horses and captured the thieves, including a trip to Cuba, Illinois, to pick up horses that were stolen from Edward Auten. There is another story about the capture of the thief of clover seed and the return of the stolen goods.

Come on out to the museum to see a copy of this booklet and view the other pieces of Princeville history that we have on display. Researching your family history? The museum has numerous resources available to help you research families from Princeville and the surrounding area.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Annual Snowflake Luncheon

Tickets are available now for the Annual Snowflake Luncheon on Saturday, February 25 at the museum. The catered luncheon will be served on the museum's snowflake china. Entertainment will be provided by Mr. Christoper Delbridge. Doors will open at 11:30 am with the meal served at 12:15 pm and the entertainment at 1:00 pm. Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non-members and are available for purchase at the museum and Princeville State Bank. Advance ticket sales only! For more information, please call the museum at (309)385-1916.

Save the date for the following upcoming events at the museum:
Wednesday, February 8: Community Coffee
Wednesday, March 14: Community Coffee
Saturday, April 21: Wine Tasting and Fundraiser
Saturday, July 28: 4th Annual Heritage Harvest

Friday, January 13, 2012

PHS Future Homemakers of America

The museum recently received a donation from Princeville High School of Future Homemakers of America memorabilia including scrapbooks, certificates, photos, banners and much more. As most of you know, FHA is now FCCLA (Family, Community and Career Leaders of America). The name change occurred in 1999. Princeville High School has a long history of FHA and FCCLA. We appreciate PHS for sharing these memories with us. If you would like to view any of these items, please come visit. For any questions, please email

Pictured above is a group photo of the FHA members in the 1946-1947 school year. Looks like a presentation on grooming? This would have been in the old PHS building on East Main Street. The members that year were (not in order of how they appear in photo): Janet Martin, Eileen Heinz, Louise Gould, Joan Ryan, Virginia Burdick, Jeanette Camp, Dorothy Baurer, Betty Guth, Phyllis Gruner, Wintress Webster, Mae Callery, Joan Berry, Joan Kelly, Doris Oppelz, Donna Fry, Kathleen Dubois, Marjorie Peterson, Anna Mae Noland, Wilma Wieland, Ruth Ryan, Frances Adams, Jean Doubet, Edith Williams, Beverly Nuss, Ethel Burns, Cleta Stewart, Patricia Laisure, Cecelia Dallinger, Marjorie Morris, Betty Sniff, Patricia Allan, Rita Ryan, Mary Wys, Eleanor Asal, Betty Guth, Patsy Sniff, Barbara Colgan, Joan Murnan, Marie Foster, Mary Ann Smith, Doris Miller, Donna Boyer, Dorothy Camp, Iola Doubet, Joyce White, Ruth Gruner, Bernice Wagenbach, Dorothy Callery, JoAnne Purcell, Particia Carr, Betty Lawrence, Betty Lindsey, Amy DeBord, Marjorie Emory, Marilyn Ingle, Leona Smith, Judy Friedman, Patricia Calhoun, Emily Menold, Ruth Guth, Della Streitmatter, Evelyn Gruner, Martha Peterson, Marilyn Noonen, Helen Adolphson, Martha Jean Baughman, Mary Ellen Beall, Audrey Buskirk, Betty McDonnell, Marcella Whitaker, Barbara Delbridge, Rosemary Schelkopf, Shirley Biederbeck, Jeanne Coats, Phyllis Kirtley, Maxine Kelly, Velma Stewart, Barbara Cheesman, Donna Allen, Ruth Ann Oakes, Miriam Hemmer.

The above photo is from December 18th, 1957 for the annual Christmas Tea. Look at the ladies' hats, aren't they exquisite? The description in the yearbook is: Wednesday afternoon, December 18th, from 2 to 4 the F.H.A. had its annual Christmas Tea in the Home Economics Room. This tea is for all the mothers of the high school students. The freshman Home Ec. girls decorated the room and made the delicious cookies, open faced sandwiches and punch. Mrs. Dorothy Caldwell poured the punch and Christmas carols were played during the tea. The ladies in photos are not identified. From the description, we assume the lady at the punch bowl is Dorothy Caldwell. If you know any of the ladies in the pictures, please let us know.

This last photo is from the 1959-1960 yearbook. The members who wore costumes are Judy Graves, Colette Godsil, Mary Ann Kelly, Emma Sue Gilkeson, Joyce Rumbold, Mary Gilles, Marilyn Emery, Sharon Pullen, Sharon Kuhn. Do any of you remember this pizza party? Any comments on how you made your costume?