Westover, Ruth, 1910- / The Waukau Methodists, 1867-1986
Fund raisers, pp. 16 ff.
Fund Raisers A variety of fund raisers were recorded in the old minute books of 1904-1912, most written Jullia Reynold's excellent script. There was a December church fair, meals served to workmen on the roads around the church, luncheons for insurance company stockholders, chicken dinners and ice cream socials for the annual Homecoming of Waukau School classmates the last Saturday in July, tips from grateful families fro service and meals at the time of deaths in the family. The young people whose parents were active church members sometimes staged a play to raise money fro a special project. And then there were the every-other-Wednesday bean suppers – the "Dime Suppers," whose name persisted long after the price was no longer a dime for adults and five cents for children. How did they spend their money? Recorded were: To Bagley's Store for a kitchen range $12.00; Community song books(5 cents each); $6.20 toward a new pump organ; new carpet for the kneeling bench at the pulpit – and just before the fire in 1904, there was the triumphant entry "No debt on the church."
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