Old Folks' Party

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 23
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1991
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324501
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Title Old Folks' Party
Description In 1934 there were problems with finance, with no balance on hand. A motion was made that the General Committee pay any deficit. This was passed by the Board with an amendment to read: "...if it doesn't exceed $10." The report for 1934 showed the following receipts and disbursement: Receipts Disbursements Dance $40.00 Armory Hall $19.99 Assessments 9.65 Music 16.50 City Donation 10.00 0. M. Aldrich & Sons 6.05 *»¦« n^:zH": ill Laundry 1.25 Elite Theater 10.00 Total $59.74 -59.65 $.09 Anticipation of the Old Folks' Party by the elderly of Mt. Pleasant was exceeded only by the eagerness of children for Christmas or Thanksgiving. The party was under the direction of the two word 3ishoprj.cs who had charse of trie arrangements for the dance hall, the music and the invitations. The Ward Teachers had the assignment of inviting the guests. All creeds and denoioiLiiatxons were included t people in the community." Similar parties were held in Sanpete County are still being held each year. Although minutes of the parties for Mt. Pleasant are available only since 1912, newspaper accounts indicate that such parties were held there as early as 1884. An account in the Deseret News, August 2, 1884, states: The happy custom originating in Salt Lake City a number of years ago, of amusing the aged by inviting 95
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Identifier 111_Old Folks' Party.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 23
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324441
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