The Caddo Herald
February 20, 1925
One of the nicest social events of the season ws the Silver Anniversary of the Woman’s Club held Monday afternoon between three and five o’clock at the home of Mrs. Carl T. Johnson.
The beautiful home was tastefully decorated in colonial scheme, the idea being further enhanced by those of the receiving (line) being dressed in Martha Washington style and seem were so considerate as to say the old styles were prettier than those of today.
Fifty guests responded to invitations. They were received by Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Crossett, president, and Mrs. Lake Brewer, Mrs. W. F. Clower, Mrs. J. H. Goddard, and Mrs. Bilbo, past presidents. They were ushered to the guest book by Mrs. Duncan. Mrs. McCalman and Mrs. Boland had charge of this book. Mrs. Pierson and Mrs. Harve McGraw seated the guests.
Mrs. Crossett called the club to order and after a few welcome remarks turned the program over to Mrs. Bilbo, who was the second president of the club. Mrs. Cossart and Mrs. Thos. Craghead offered a piano, which had been played at the organization of the club. Mrs. Hancock and Mrs. Bilbo sang “Whispering Hope”, which also had been used as a program number at the early date. Mrs. Hancock’s “Cradle of Music in Caddo” was much enjoyed. She told of many peculiar incidents of the early times- how she and Mrs. Bilbo vied with each other to get to church first to play the organ. Mrs. Bilbo read a history of the club which started 25 years ago with only six members and one book. Now there are twenty-five members and a very large library.
The cutting of the Birthday Cake was interesting. Mrs. Bilbo blew out the candles.
The refreshments also were suggestive of Colonial times.
The High School Orchestra furnished enjoyable music for the occasion.
Several cards of regret were received from out of town folks who formerly had been members.
The Guest Book was sent to Mrs. E. Walters a former president of the club, at San Antonio.