Manti Utopia Club

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 27
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1995
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Manti Utopia Club
Description to eighteen The alphabetical rosier included Grace Alder, Ruby Beal. Ellen Braithwaite. Eva Braithwaite. Vera Larsen. Stella Lund. Ellen Maxwell. Katie Maylett. Iretta Merriam. Delia Mickelson. Elizabeth Nielson. Ellareave Parry, Ruth Peterson. Ramona Peterson. Lydia Shoemaker, Rula Squires. Martha Tooth, and Ruby Winn Baby buggies used to mark where meetings were being held for those who might have missed a previous meeting or forgotten where the next one was to be held. Husbands looking for their wives also could tell where to find them by seeing a rather large number of buggies parked in a front yard Children coming home from school and wanting a special treat could also spot the place to go for a piece of angel food cake or some other dessert They loved the sight and smell and sound of mothers busily engaged in conversation or creating embroidery, crochet, or tatting work which, unknown to them then, would become heirlooms to be handed down to succeeding generations Sometimes a quilt would be on frames with everyone helping to tie it or to make tiny patterned stitches to complete it Lovingly made, lovingly given Kensingtons were held in the summer time, usually at the city park, where groups of the membership would take turns providing food and entertainment In the winter, husbands would be invited to a couple of special evenings where "fricadilla" or Danish meatballs and ethnic salads and desserts were served, followed by dancing at the Armada or al the Peerless Chicken Hatchery When indicated, a fund-raising event would be held to help a family in need or to contribute to the community events On the night of March 4. 1955, the charter members of the club met to restore a set of by-laws whereby to set a standard for the welfare of the organization known as the I topi a Club At this time, it was recorded that the membership should not exceed twenty-five and to become a new member said person shall be accepted by two-thirds of the full membership The minutes of this meeting further state that the members would pay a membership fee of $1.50 at the beginning of each year to begin March ninth and end March the eighth of following year There was to be a president. vice president, reporter, and secretary treasurer One turn of any specific office was required to any member until all had participated Dues and activities, of course, changed with the times Over the years, many of the club members have died or become widows The meetings had fewer and fewer women attending because of this type of attrition, as welt as to dwindling population of the city due to exodus to greener fields Finally on the 23rd of May 1994, six members of the Utopia Club met at the home of La Villa Henry Mickelson in celebration of her ninety-fifth birthday and also to dissolve the club La Villa was the only charter member remaining The members present on this occasion, besides LaVilla, were Lillian Fox. Ella Alder. Vonda Merriam. Geniel Douglas, and Ann Buchanan Seventy-four years of delightful companionship, leaving many hundreds of fruitful memories, came to an end The "not-so-well known" had contributed in a special way to keeping up the morale of themselves and others amidst the ups and downs of community' life A Danish proverb imparts this message "When there is room in the heart, there is room in the house and its surroundings " The Utopia Club of Manti was comprised of 96
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch 27
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326279
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