University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Link to University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Link to University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
The State of Wisconsin Collection

Page View

The town of Texas
(1856-1976)

VII. 4-H and community organizations,   pp. 49-62


Page 58

THE FIFTY-FIFTY HOMEMAKERS' CLUB
.Painting was fun for Mrs. Roland Rodewald as she busily
engaged her talents on wainscoting in the entrance hall.
Roland ("Corby") Rodewatd is a
FormeA Reident and CheesemakeA
From the Town of Texa6
Great pride was displayed at the com-
pletion of the project.
They worked hard to raise money with
chili suppers, rummage sales, dances,
an 8  by 11 inch recipe card mimeographed
cook book bound in a paper cover selling
for $2 each. A spahetti supper was also
given.
The total cost of the project was $715,
the cost of material. The labor was fur-
nished by the Green Thumb.
DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN?
A group of teenagers organized a Club
named, "The Rusty Cats". They met
monthly to play games. It extended from
Schepp's in Lincoln County to Beckman's
on the Whiskey Road.
The Fifty-Fifty Homemakers' Club was
organized September 24, 1924, at the home
of Mrs. Frank Lambrecht. The charter
members were Mrs. R. S. Turner, Mrs.
Frank Nutter, Mrs. John Verbeck, Miss
Margaret Verbeck (now Mrs. Art Roets),
Mrs. Lambrecht, Mrs. Carl Wedepohl,
Mrs. William Londerville, Mrs. August
Holtz, Mrs. Ed. Geiger, Mrs. Thomas
Powers, and Mrs. P. J. Roets.
The first officers were: Mrs. Nutter,
President; Mrs. Lambrecht, Vice President;
Mrs. Verbeck, Secretary; and Mrs. Powers,
Treasurer. Miss Vangel Russell was the
Home Agent at the time. She was also
the first Home Agent in Marathon County.
The first members attended leader lessons
in Wausau, their transportation being
horse and buggy.
Down through the years, the Fifty-Fifty
Club put on numerous amateur theatricals.
The members also participated for many
years in the Wisconsin Valley Fair.
During the War years, the Club made
afghans, lap robes, wash cloths, bedroom
slippers, and lap boards. These things
were all made of used materials. The
Club has always raised money for many
charities. The Club's current project is
sponsoring the Red Cross swimming lessons
at the Trappe River.
The members of the Club in this Bicentennia3
year are Julia Oesterreich, Dwala Smail,
Nancy Borchardt, Sharon Borchardt, Emma
Baumann, Wendy Christopherson, Mae Dombrowsk
Linda Graykowski, Nancy Hussong, Judy Olsen,
Rosemary Plautz, Tillie Podgorski, Dorothy
Ryan, Phyllis Schwede, Louise Triebull,
Grace Turner, Barbara Webster, and Sylva
Wedepohl.
The present officers are: President, Linda
Graykowski; Vice President, Wendy
Christopherson; Secretary, Louise Triebull;
and Treasurer, Judy Olsen.
Sytva Wedepohl


Go up to Top of Page