Women Filling Baskets for League of Catholic Women Party at St. Thomas Catholic Church, December 1937
Ann Arbor News, December 20, 1937
CHRISTMAS CHEER: Donation to the pound party of St. Thomas Catholic church yesterday filled 28 bushel baskets with all kinds of foods for distribution to needy families for Christmas. The League of Cahtolic Women which sponsored the party also received a bushel each of apples and potatoes and $43 in cash with which to buy meats and perishable foods. League members, above, looking over some of the contributions, are: left to right, Mrs. Stephen Duris, Mrs. Dewey Forshee, Mrs. William Ager, Mrs. Edward O'Neill, Mrs. James McLeod and Mrs. James Finnell.
Ann Arbor News, April 5, 1937
Members of the patrol: from left to right, top row, Robert Martins, Capt. Nelson Ziesemer, Carl Brauer; third row, William Britton, Robert Steward and Neil Eschelbach; second row, Robert Hiser, Kenneth Waltz and Bruce Alber; and first row, Charles Gerstler.
Ann Arbor News, April 5, 1937
Members of the newly-organized safety patrol of St. Paul's Lutheran church do duty at the Sunday services. William Britton is shown escorting Mary Lou Walters (left) and Judy Walters across the street.
Ann Arbor News, October 26, 1938
WIN COUNTY 4-H HONORS: This group of Washtenaw county 4-H club boys and girls was selected to represent Washtenaw county at state club week in East Lansing next spring in various fields of competition. They are: First row - Robert Henning, South Lyon; Dealoris Steel, Bridgewater; Janet Ticknor, Pittsfield; and Lucy Steeb, Ann Arbor township; middle row - Loren Koengeter, route 2, Chelsea; George McKim, jr., Superior township; Mary Tait, Salem township; Virginia Frederick, route 5, Ann Arbor; and Margaret Haas, route 5, Ann Arbor; and back row - Russell McCalla, Pittsfield township; and Jean Nimke, Ann Arbor township. Another delegate, Mary Sullivan, of Lyndon township, was not present when the picture was taken Monday at the Union.
Ann Arbor News, November 30, 1938
SOUTH LYON GIRL FIRST IN CANNING: Faith J. McCrory, attractive 16-year-old South Lyon girl, is Michigan's official canning delegate at the 17th annual National 4-H Club Congress in Chicago this week. She was chosen as Michigan's "most worthy club member in canning projects," and she is shown with a few of the products with which she has won numerous prizes.
Ann Arbor News, April 25, 1975
'Working for satisfaction and working for bread are two separate categories for Jack, and the first is obviously, and happily for us, the more important,' says Community High School Teacher Bill Casello of Volunteer Jack Causland.
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Opal Simmons was born in 1931 in Detroit. After graduating from Eastern High School, she attended Fisk University and Wayne State University. She lived in New York for a few years as a young woman and recalls attending dances at the Savoy. She volunteered as a letter reader for the American Red Cross during World War II. During her working years in Detroit, she was secretary to the deputy mayor in the Coleman A. Young administration. Richard Simmons Jr. became her second husband. Later in life, she attended seminary and became a minister.
Opal Simmons was interviewed by students from Skyline High School in Ann Arbor in 2010 as part of the Legacies Project.
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Joan Dickson was born in 1929 in Omaha, Nebraska. Although her father had a secure job with AT&T, she remembers the severe effects of the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression. After attending college in Iowa, she got married and moved to Waterloo, Iowa. She raised four children and was active in volunteering throughout her life. After divorcing her first husband in 1990, she remarried and moved to Michigan. She enjoys traveling and taking art classes.
Joan Dickson was interviewed by students from Skyline High School in Ann Arbor in 2008 as part of the Legacies Project.