Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa Thursday, February 8, l923
The first Charity Ball and Card Party given by the Associated Charities of Decatur County at the K. of P. hall and the Civic Club rooms last Thursday evening, was the biggest kind of a success, far beyond the expectations of those in charge. The attendance was probably the largest ever assembled in the K. of P. hall, and everyone had a good time, many out of town visitors being present. Music was donated for the dance by a ten-piece orchestra under the leadership of the Melody Five, HAROLD RUSH installed his radio receiving set and a fine concert from the Sweeny Auto School Broadcasting Stations at Kansas City was enjoyed.
Programs were given on each floor, an address by DR. O.W. FOXWORTHY on behalf of the Associated Charities being first on the program. MISS JENNIE LESTER BELL, a pupil of MRS. CAROLINE PUTNAM CRAWFORD, of Des Moines, gave a solo dance, attired in a gypsy costume, and showed artistic skill in her dancing, and had to respond to an encore, her dancing being a surprise and delight to many of those present. MISS ELIZABETH WEBB, also gave a dainty solo dance, in which she displayed great talent and she was most heartily greeted. MISS HELENE GRIFFIN gave a fine reading and a vocal solo by LEON MARVIN completed the program.
Cards were played in the Civic Club rooms by those who did not care to dance, the prize for the best score, a season ticket to the Decatur County Fair being won by C.M. AKES. Frappe was served free on both floors, and a neat sum was realized from the "Luncheonette" served in the Civic Club rooms.
The proceeds of the evening amounted to over $l50.00, far beyond the expectations of the organization, and was made possible only through the cooperation of the Clubs and well wishers. Too much credit cannot be given to all who helped "put over" this affair. Special thanks should be given to the K. of P. Lodge and the Civic Club for donating their rooms. The Associated Charities are very grateful to all who assisted in making the evening both a financial success and a joyous festival.
Copied by Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert "With permission from the Leon Journal Reporter" July l7, 2002