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A Sharon Surprise.

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Parent Issue
Day
27
Month
January
Year
1899
Copyright
Public Domain
OCR Text

The townsbip of Sharon bas rnany fine. farms and a lot of wholesome jolly farmers, good producers, good feeders and good eaters. We had tbe pleasure of meeting with these people Thursday, tbe 19th, at tbe home of R. K. Fellows, li, mile sonth of Sharon Hollow. The neighbors and friends invited themselves to visit Mr. Fellows and bis family on this occasion and they bad au old-fashioned surprise party. About 20 teams drove into the yard at once and f uil possession of the hoase and barn. Teams and people kept coming nutil bardly standing room could bo found and the old adage, "The more the merrier," was fully demonstrated, indeed they were a jolly lot with nothing to drink but cold water and hot colïee. Seveutyflve plates were distributed at "feeding time" and waiters followed with bushels of good tbings to eat. When all had eaten and were full, (and they did not stop until they were), Rev. I). R. Shier, pastor of the Sharon Center church, ordered Mr. Fellows to sit down in a big chair for he had something to say to him, and proceeded to make bis address in his usual happy way. He commended Mr. Fellows for his faithfulness in attendauce at church, thanked him for his services as chorister, then presented him with a neatly bound byrnn book for bis use at home and at church, then he says, in order that you may come to church warm and comfortable these cold days in behalf of your friends I present you with this beautiful Galloway robe. Mr. Fellows thanked the friends for the gifts and for the surprise. It was a beantifnl day and W. S. Crafts and William Bowers, the two oldest residents of Sharon, now living, were present and enioyed the occasion.