I have long been an admirer of the Civic Club. They have been active supporters of Caddo for decades and have been involved in numerous improvement projects at the cemetery and around town. But equally important has been their support and education of generations of women. They took it upon themselves to learn more about the world and to inform their members about a variety of topics.
The Caddo Herald
May 8, 1941
Civic Club Enjoys Art Exhibit and Talk of Miss Mary J. Haden
The civic club held its regular meeting at the NYA house Wednesday afternoon, hostesses being Mesdames Guthrie, Beck, and Davison. Mrs. Huddleston presided over business session.
Mrs. Fox and W. Driver are new members. Mrs. Locke was program leader, subject “Fine Arts”. Miss Mary Jane Haden, instructor in Art at Southeastern was guest speaker, using a projection machine to show many types of art. Miss Fuller assisted at the machine as Miss Haden told of types and kinds of art. With her was a beautiful display of pictures of the art department.
Mrs.McKinnis gave a very interesting report of the state meeting in Chickasha.
A Bundle for Britain containing 31 articles was turned over to Mrs. R. D. McCalman by Mrs. Cochran, local chairman.
The Club has adopted a boy for 1941. His name being Dennie Chivers.
Main St. collections 13.15
North side 2.00
South side 1.70
Out of town 3.00
Balance April 1 96.31
Bonds on hand 7.10
Balance on hand 5-1 88.66
Club fund bal April 1 181.34
Members present 24; visitors 3: Misses Haden and Fuller of Durant, Mrs. Call, Caddo.
Dessert course was served by hostesses. May baskets filled with flowers were favors.