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By Billie Jo Rose | Oct 30, 2017

Ten members of the Wednesday Study Club traveled to Salem, for a History Day at the Lewelling Quaker Museum on Wednesday, Oct. 18. A Dutch treat lunch was enjoyed at the Underground Cafe in Salem.

The group then went to the museum for am enlightening and informative presentation by the museum volunteers, Cathy, Helen and Faith about the Henderson Lewelling Family and their establishment of a nursery business (mostly apples) and providing a way station or a safe haven for runaway slaves. The museum is on the National Register of Historic Places and part of the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. When the Lewellings moved on to Oregon, a Mr. Gibbs, a lawyer, then moved into the house and became involved in a trial between Salem residents and a Missouri slave owner named Ruel Diggs. A tour of the museum provided more information of this era of history.

Following the museum tour the group traveled to Mt. Pleasant for a drink and/ or ice cream at the A&W, where they were joined by Helen Lease’s daughter, Chris Stauffer.

There was no business meeting conducted this month. The next meeting will be Nov. 15 at the Hills Bank in Washington at 2 p.m.

Hostesses for this event were Ruth Erwin and Pam Humphreys. The group thanked Ruth for organizing a very interesting and educational time on a beautiful fall day.

The Crawfordsville Lions Club met Monday evening, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. at the Crawfordsville Community Room with 12 members present. Lion President Lance Miller opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Gene Miller offered prayer.

Lion Billie Jo Rose read the minutes of the Oct. 9 meeting in the absence of Lion Secretary Nancy Love. They were approved as read.

Lion treasurer Randy Finke gave the treasurer’s report.

Old Business: Lion Billie Jo said she had talked to residents of an Amish home and plans are being made to go there for the annual Christmas party on December 8th.

New Business: A Zone Meeting will be held Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m. at El Oasis in Winfield. Jim Goff of Washington will give the program on Leader Dogs.

It was decided that the Christmas lights will be put up on Saturday, Nov. 25, at 9 a.m.

Monday, Dec. 4, will be the Blood Drive at the United Church of Crawfordsville.

The annual Christmas drawing will be Saturday, Dec. 16, at 1 p.m. The 4-H will have a bake sale beginning at noon and Santa will arrive at 12:30 p.m. Lion Massey will talk to the school about securing the date.

The meeting was adjourned.

Lion Tail Twister Fletcher conducted a very interesting game of trivia about Iowa.

The United Church of Crawfordsville Hayrack Ride and Wiener Roast has been rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 3, at 6 p.m.

The annual Methodist Ingathering will be held at Mt. Pleasant beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4. The youth will go to Adventure Park Paintball at Shellsburg from 12-4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5.

Mrs. Aline Hesseltine welcomed a new great-granddaughter, Madeline Dianna Robnett, born Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, weighing 7 pounds, 1 ounce, to Emily and Aaron Robnett of Iowa City. She is the couple’s first child. Grandparents are Dianna and Rush Brentlinger of Iowa City.

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