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Plymouth Congregational Church Christmas Bazaar 1937

Plymouth Congregational Church

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 Detroit Tribune – Dec 11, 1937

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