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Community Program Well Attended

A large attendance was present Monday night, for the Community program, which was held at the school auditorium, for the benefit of infantile paralysis sufferers.

The high school band played several selections, and at each performance improvement is shown in the work of this group. The community can well be proud of the work the group, under the direction of Marion Thayer is doing.

The first, second, third and fourth grades sang some of their little songs, under the direction of Miss Crosby. This performance was especially enjoyed.

A male quartet composed of Earl Hess, Dan McNickle, Chas. Pollard and Marion Thayer contributed to the program.

Dr. A. E. Reeves talked to the group on the need of additional facilities for the victims of the dreaded disease.

A beautiful solo was given by Miss Crosby.

Miss Verna Enevoldsen gave a musical reading, “The Family Album.”

A mixed quartet composed of Mrs. John Ainlay, Mrs. W. E. Parker, Mrs. Merton Parker, Mrs. Hugo Blomquist, Marion Thayer, Chas. Pollard, Dan McNickle and Earl Hess sang favorite songs of President Roosevelt.

The school’s Madrigal club gave some numbers which were greatly enjoyed.

John Ainlay, a former Farnam resident, and a graduate of the local school 13 years ago gave a talk in which he praised the new auditorium and challenged the community to make use of the building, and the students to help in caring for the building as it is being used, that it will remain a fine and useful building for a long time to come.

Philo Hewitt, of Lexington, county president of the infantile paralysis organization was present and was called upon to speak, and brought some interesting comments on the work.

The collection for the benefit of paralysis victims was:

At program ____________________ $17.60
In boxes in the business houses   3.50
At Guild ______________________   1.40
   Total ______________________ $22.50

The Farnam Echo 35(22):1, Thursday, 2 February 1939


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