Plymouth Congregational Church was the church that my mother’s family attended. Her father, my grandfather Mershell C. Graham was one of the founders. Later my Cleages were also active in the youth group with my father being the youth leader.
What was happening with my family in 1937? My mother Doris Graham (age 14) and her sister Mary Vee (age 17) both attended Eastern high school. My father Albert B. Cleage, attended attended Wayne State University.
Although none of my family members were mentioned in the article, I’m sure my grandparents were participants with their church groups and that the family attended.
Bazaar Sponsored At Plymouth Church A Great Success
The bazaar recently held at Plymouth Congregational Church was a huge success. There were seven booths which were all beautifully decorated in red and green. Color(ed) lights were strung in front of the booths making them very effective. The Sunday School had two sections — the Fish Pond and the Candy Booth. There was a very cute sign hanging in front of the Candy Booth which read “Ye Candy Shoppe.” The sign was made by Lewis Graham. The Crusaders Club had the smock and apron booth, and this looked like a flower garden with it’s beautiful different colored smocks and aprons and the variety of styles. The Go-Getters Club handled the linens which was also very lovely. The Men’s Club operated the Country Store that had everything in it from cider to cookies. The Meridian’s Club took care of all baked goods and Oh such cakes and pies. They really made one’s mouth water. Last but not least was the Fortune-telling Booth which was sponsored by the Junior League. Miss Caroline Plummer and Miss Berney Watkins took charge.
Dinner was served both nights. The first night the menu included spaghetti and wieners and plenty of soft drinks. The second night the menu included a delicious turkey dinner. Both dinners were served by the ladies of the Missionary Union.
On Friday night Mrs. Le Claire Knox’s dancing class entertained. These numbers were enjoyed by all because these little girls can certainly dance.
On the whole the bazaar was enjoyed by all who attended.
Other Posts about Plymouth
From Montgomery to Detroit – Founding a New Congregational Church
From Montgomery to Detroit, A Congregational Church – COG Our Ancestors Places of Worship
P – PLYMOUTH Congregational Church – 1928
Cradle Roll Certificate Plymouth Congregational Church 1921
Plymouth Congregational Church
Other Posts about 1937
1937 Christmas Festivities
Looking Over the Fence 1937
Going Out – 1937
The Cleage Sisters at Home about 1937- Wordless Wednesday
The Cleages in the 1930s
The Grahams in the 1930s
Mary Virginia Graham – Social Reporter
The Social Sixteen
4 thoughts on “Plymouth Congregational Church Christmas Bazaar 1937”
I had set this post to automatically post itself months ago and forgot to add other info about the families. Just completed. Thanks for being a faithful reader and commentor!
I love church bazaars. They always begin the holiday season for me. Clearly, a lot of work goes into them behind the scenes, work of which I have always been a beneficiary. I’m totally impressed that you write pieces in advance and set them to post at some chosen day in the future. I’m always too eager for instant gratification!
I don’t usually write ahead or schedule posts, except for the A to Z Challenge. I was looking for something else and came across this item about a Christmas Bazaar and thought it would be good to post it during the holiday season, so I scheduled it months ahead. I did one for New Year’s Day too. I better go look at that and see if I need to add anything before it surprised me by posting!
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