The Caddo Banner
We congratulate the ladies upon the splendid success which attended their entertainment at the opera house last Saturday night. The evening, in deep contrast to the preceding Thursday night, was propitious for such an occasion. The hot sun of the day had dried the wet earth, moon shone brightly, the air was balmy and refreshing and loveliness seemed to inspire a general disposition for pleasure. Gay belles and gallant beaux, husbands and wives, lads and lassies all came out to join in the festivities of the evening. A happier or gayer throng never assembled in Caddo.
The ice cream and cake supper was delicious. The “fish pond” and “post office” were features that contributed much to the amusement. The auction sale of a young lady and young gentleman was animating and added greatly to the merriment. Prof. Wheeler and little son, Clarence, assisted by Mr. Sid Phillips, rendered some excellent violin and piano music to the great delight of the audience. Too much credit cannot be accorded the young ladies who so pleasantly and promptly served the supper. The sweet little flower girls are entitled much praise for their effective work in the sale of bouquets. Right here, as a stranger to this community, we deem it opportune to say that nowhere have we found more social, intelligent, and energetic people than the citizens of Caddo. As heretofore stated, the object of thee entertainments was for the purpose of raising funds to aid in building a Presbyterian Church at this place.
The most efficient committee who has this worthy enterprise in charge are Mesdames Sutherland, Gambill, and Bates. These ladies are displaying an earnest zeal in task assumed; their efforts, so far, have been liberally rewarded. It is also proper to state that the ladies generally of the other churches in town have generously assisted the committee in donations to the entertainment; in doing so they have exhibited the true spirit of Christianity. The receipts of the two entertainments aggregate the sum of forty dollars. Mr. H. Bates has made the very liberal donation of one hundred dollars and Mrs. Bates has given a pretty lot upon which to erect the building. Other liberal donations are promised and the prospect is flattering that soon another attractive church edifice will help to adorn our growing town.