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Spirit of Jefferson Farmers Advocate
Charles Town, West Virginia
August 27, 1959     Spirit of Jefferson Farmers Advocate
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August 27, 1959

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Winning Attractive and Useful Prizes At The Enjoyable Picnic Were From Left to Right:--- Mrs. Welton Hott, Mrs. Charlotte Gano, Mrs. Busey Carper, Mrs. Lee Brown, Mrs. Clayton James and Mrs. Roy Breeden. THE PONY RIDES WERE A BIG FEATURE OF THE AFTERNOON THE BALLOON-BLOWING CONTEST WAS ENJOYED BY THE YOUNGSTERS :! THE SHOE SCRAMBLE CREATED MUCH EXCITEMENT AND FUN ALMOST EVERYONE , ENJOYED A TURN AT PITCHING HORSESHOES THE YOUNGSTERS HAD "A LOT OF. FUN' COMPETING IN THE SACK RACE AI | I{oxIMAI I Y-t OUR HUNDRED EMPLO 'EES, THEIR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS ATTENDED THE .WAS HELD ON THE POWHATAN LAWN ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 22rid FROM'2:00 TO 5:00 P. M. EIGHTH ANNUAL FAMILY ,PICNIC AT POWHATAN BRASS & IRON WORKS WHICII Bill Bailey and his Rhythm Ramblers (hill-billy entertainers) were the featured entertainment for the afternoon, after which such games and contests as horseshoe pitching, balloon stomp, shoe scramble, three-legged bag race, sack race, and balloon blowing contests were enjoyed by the grown-ups with the children participating in the games. Ponies were available for the children all afternoon. In addition each child wa s given a balloon, singing canary whistle, pinwheel toy, novelty straw hat, and as many popsicles as each could eat. The plant was open for the employees to take their families and guests on conducted tours all afternoon and many persons took advantage oT this opportunity. There was plenty of lemonade available all afternoon and at l:3{J P. M. a picnic box lnnch consisting of turkey and country ham .sandwiches, deviled eggs, pickle and olives, celery, potato chips, cookies, and a fresh peach was served. Door prizes given to the ladies holding the lucky numbers included a Westinghouse Electric Sheet, Electric Tea Kettle, Hot Dog Cooker, Skillet, Max Factor Powder and Cologne, and Coty Toilet Water. The Picnic and Games were arranged and supervised by 'the Employees' Committee. j R A N S 0 N IN THE. SAME:LOCATION, SINCE 1892 WEST VIRGINIA