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Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 Jan 1915, p. 2

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The Misses Marjorie and Jean Hatch were hostesses at a tea given Tuesday afternoon from 3 to 6 o'clock at their house, 915 Greenleaf avenue, for their guest, Miss Mary Blaisdell of Alma, Michigan.

Mrs. Donald Payne of Paw Paw, Michigan, formerly Miss Gertrude Webber, entertained her bridge club yesterday afternoon at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Webber, 815 Forest avenue.

Miss Elizabeth McCue entertained informally Wednesday afternoon for Miss Marjorie Hatch at her home, 631 Washington avenue.

Announcements have been received [unclear] the marriage of Mr. Henry Atkins and Miss Adelaide Bray, both formerly of Wilmette, which took place on Monday evening, December [unclear], at the home of the bride, in Oregon. The affair was very quiet and there were no attendants, only the immediate families being present. Mr. and Mrs. Atkins left immediately on an extended wedding trip to Wenatchee, Wash., and will be at home after January 1 at Chelis, Wash.

Last Saturday afternoon, the members of one of the many sewing clubs in Wilmette were delightfully entertained at the home of Mrs. Benjamin [unclear] in Edgewater. Covers were laid for ten guests and as in the usual custom, gifts were exchanged.

Mrs. C. C. Mitchell of [unclear] Linden avenue, spent the greater part of last week visiting in Chicago, attending the many functions being given for the debutantes, Dorothy Derby, Miss Shedd and Margaret Edwards Shedd.

The young people of the First Congregational Church enjoyed Christmas in its greatest extent this year. The Sunday school held a festival in the church parlors on th eevening of Wednesday, December 23, which opened with a [unclear] presented by the boys and girls in the various classes. "Santa Claus' Bargain," the name of ht epiece, was full of humorous dialogues and the children carried it off well. What seemed to be the most enjoyable part of the entire program was the presentation of gifts brought by each of the members for the eighteen families to be supplied, located in the Clybourn Junction district of Chicago. A miniature mountain of neatly wrapped boxes, baskets and barrels filled with useful articles as well as "goodies" was brought in for those families who would probably have experienced, otherwise, a rather cheerless Christmas. On Thursday morning, these presents, filling to the top a large motor truck, were distributed in the city, and the children who helped with this work claim to have enjoyed the following holiday more than ever before.

As a result of the folk-plays given by the elocution pupils of Loretto Coffield Clark on December 11, at the Woman's Club, four families in Wilmette were supplied with food and clothing and with a portion of the coal donated by Edinger and Speidel to swell teh proceeds. [illegible] Christmas dinners were given to the very poor families in the city. Two of the little amateur [illegible], Margaret Smurr and Dorothy Yunkers accompanied Mrs. Clarke on her visit to the homes to discover what clotohing and other necessities were needed. Immedeately woolen stockings, caps, mittens and underwear were purchased together with toys. These accompanied a [unclear] Christmas dinner in each of the homes, to make the [unclear] happy.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred [illegible] and their guest, Mrs. [illegible]

Mrs Victor [unclear] and Mrs. Agnes Collyer entertained at bridge Tuesday afternoon at their home [unclear] Hill street. There were eight tables.

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas [illegible] will give a dinner [unclear] at their home, 218 Tenth street. Covers will be laid for [illegible]

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas [illegible] entertained at bridge Wednesday evening at their home, 281 Tenth street. Six couples were in attendance.

On the afternoon of Christmas day, Mrs. Loretto Coffield Clarke entertained guests at the in her studio [unclear]

The Christmas party of the Bible school of hte Wilmete Baptist church held in Brown's hall last Monday night, was a very happy affair. The hall was well filled with members of the church and school both old and young. The central feature of entertainement was a sleight of hand performance by Mr. Norton, a professional entertainer from Chicago, who greatly mystified everybody with his exhibition. Mr. Brockway, "The American Harry Lauder," pleased everybody by his singing. Ice cream and cake were served, games followed and things were kept lively from start to finish. Rev. B. Frank Taber, the pastor, was presented with an envelope containing a goodly sum in gold as an expression of the esteem of his people. The committee of arrangements having the Monday evening affair in charge were: H. Beach, W. R. Mahan, A. C. Thompson and Mrs. Charlotte Stephens. Two Sundays ago the Baptist school brought their gifts for the needy, thirty-five children in Oak Forest infirmary being provided for.

Twelve guests were entertained at luncheon yesterday by Miss Eleanor Blake a her home, 921 Tenth street.

Mrs. William R. Hopkins, 1221 Ashland avenue, was a luncheon hostess yesterday to several out of town guests.

The Linden Avenue Neighborhood circle will be entertained Monday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Ralph [unclear] Oakwood avenue.

Ruth Risley
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Social Happenings in Wilmette