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Farnam Home Coming Next Tuesday


The home welcome for our soldiers and sailors of the late war promises to be one of the leading events in the history of our town. Everybody is promising to do all that could be asked to make it a success, and with such a feeling existing in the community it cannot be anything but a success.

It is needless to say that this is a welcome from the whole community and from the town alone. Everybody is expected to contribute and to attend to make the affair what it is intended to be—a welcome home from the entire community to every boy and man who was in any branch of the army or navy during any and all the wars. No one branch of the services won the war an no one class of people can give them an adequate welcome. So everybody come and bring your donations and prove to our boys that we are glad to have them with us again and are proud of what they did for us.

Every soldier and sailor is invited and every man, woman and child in the country is expected to attend.

It is the intention to provide lunch for everyone.

From this you can readily see that it will be necessary for everyone to donate liberally. Do not fail to report the amount of your contribution to the lunch to the proper committee on or before Saturday, November 8, so they will know what they can depend on.

All provisions donated should be left at Wait’s creamery as early as possible Tuesday, November 11th. The earlier the better, so the committee can get them prepared for the evening. All chickens donated are to be pressed for use in sandwiches.

The bill of fare as published last week will be your guide as to what to donate. The quantities estimated are as follows:

135 loaves of bread, 50 chickens, 100 cakes, 10 pounds of coffee, 25 quarts of cream, 15 pounds of butter, 20 gallons of ice cream, cucumber pickles, cheese, sugar. Your donation should be reported by Saturday. THe committee consiting of Mrs. W. J. AInlay, Mrs. Clyde McElmoil, Mrs. T. W. Ainlay and Mrs. Sam Parker, will take your donation.

The affair will take place in Parker’s Garage; program will be commenced at 8 o’clock sharp and will be as follows:

Music.............................................Chorus
Opening Prayer.........................Rev. T. E. Gillet
Welcome Address......................Mrs. H. T. McNickle
Vocal Solo...............................Orville Selleck
Reading.................................Margaret Liggitt
High School Girls’ Quartette
Reading...................................Miss McKellips
High School Girls’ Quartette
Address "Was it Worth What we Paid?"....Dr. A. E. Reeves
Community Singing

We hope to add to the above program several selections by the Farnam Orchestra.

Lunch will be served at close of program.

No one or two people or no particular group of people can make this a success. It is going to take all the people, so don’t sit back waiting on your neighbor, nor on an invitation to take part. Everybody help and everybody come and we are sure of success.

All singers are requested to report at the Congregational church Sunday afternoon to practice for the chorus and community singing.

The Farnam Echo 16(48):1, Thursday, 6 November 1919

 



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