On the Fair Grounds, Yorkville, Thursday, July 18, 1895.
The following is the program for the 1895 Old Settler’s Association Picnic.
Originally published in the Kendall County Record, July 10, 1895.
No report of the actual event was found, as the microfilm copy of the July 24, 1895 issue of the Kendall County Record is missing from the microfilmed series.
Edited and Compiled by Elmer Dickson.
The people of Kendall County will turn our for an old fashioned visit on Thursday of next week, and tell of what they endured in the early day before the telephone and bicycles were known. The speaking will be in a large new building on the grounds, with plenty of seats.
It is to be a basket picnic, and you are all expected to bring enough to furnish refreshments for visitors from other counties who may be on the grounds. It is hoped by the officers that no further invitation will be waited for, but that you will all attend on the 18th and have a royal good time.
Call to order at 11 o’clock a. m.
Music by Band.
Prayer by Reverend W. Franklin Irvine.
Song by Mr. and Mrs. Marcellus H. “Cellie” Evans.
Welcome address by Honorable John Redmon Marshall.
Response by Honorable Lewis G. Steward of Plano.
1:30 p.m. Music by Band.
Song by Ladies’ quartet.
Election of officers. Adjournment.
William T. Linn, Secretary; Joseph Naper Harris, President.
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