Saturday, August 18, 2012

1961 Article on Liveliness

In the last quarter of the 1800s, there weren't just dances and parties, but also benefits held to support various causes and groups in the village.  One such benefit was reported in the newspaper as follows:

Don't forget the complimentary benefit to be tendered the Fowlerville Cornet Band next Tuesday evening at the Reason House by the ladies of Fowlerville and vicinity.  We have been handed a list of the general committee, which members over one hundred, making it too lengthy for publication.  It embraces, however, a large portion of the most prominent citizens of the township and their wives.  Let every one rally.  Bring your baskets full of edibles and a dollor or two in your pocket.

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