Before I post these pieces about the Red Cross, I want to tell you how wonderful it was to meet a reader in person this weekend! It's nice to know that my little blog is on someone's "favorites" list. I love hearing from people and knowing that the information I find is helpful. When I first started sharing my little hobby I wondered if people would care. Nice to know you do!
Also want you to know that the Beautification and Preservation Committee of TRAC is hard at work planting new flowers and tending the old ones. It should be a great spring and summer in Caddo. Come and visit!
June 8, 1917
Red Cross Organized
Monday afternoon the ladies of Caddo met at the I.O.O.F hall to make souvenir badges to pin on the boys when they registered Tuesday.
After this work was finished, at the suggestion of Mrs. C.A. Bilbo, a Red Cross society was temporarily organized, a charter to be secured as soon as possible. Thirty-six charter members were enrolled and the following officers elected: J.L. Boland, president, Mrs. Clower, first vice-president; Miss Phyllis Hancock, second vice-president, and Mrs. Ernest Bass third vie-president, Miss Antionette Peters, secretary, A.F. Manning, treasurer.
The society will meet again next Monday p.m. at 3 o’clock at the I.O.O.F. hall.
It is the duty of every woman and girl as well as every man who can not serve in the army, to line up with the Red Cross organization and add his or her bit to the support of our boys who will soon be at the front.
Come next Monday and add your name to the rapidly growing list and bring your dollar for one year’s dues.
November 30, 1917
Be a Doer
Join the Red Cross Society in Caddo and help the ladies to help the boys in the trenches.
To hold our Charter we must have five hundred members in and around Caddo. We now have 158 members and need YOU to complete the number.
The work is entirely voluntary. You are not obligated to go to France, but what work you will do, will be done at home. You will be furnished with the necessary materials and allowed to take the work home to be done at you leisure.
The finished goods will be sent to the boys in the army so that they may be more comfortably clad during the winter- thus they will be better able to defend their country.
The work-rooms are in the Howe-Cossart building, and the work will be done on designated afternoons and only the knitting work will be taken home.
Anyone wishing to join will give their names to either Mrs. John Crutchfield, Mrs. Amos K. Bass, or Miss Antionette Peters. Do not wait to be asked or urged, but phone or see one of the committee at once.