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Milton Woman's Village Improvement Club

Milton, Rock County, Wisconsin

From the Bicentennial History of Milton, printed in 1977 is an interesting piece about the WVIC:
The WVIC of Milton "enjoyed a long & industrious career of service to Milton College & the
community." The first meeting was held on November 12, 1904, in the Seventh Day Baptist Church to organize a society to aid in the erection of Whitford Memorial Hall of Milton College & then work for the general improvement of the Village. Over the years the club's devotion to Milton College continued along with many gifts to the Village of Milton. Some of these gifts included a new roof for the college gymnasium, street lamps, shrubs in the park, sidewalks at the college, a Well Baby Clinic, flower seeds given to school children, annual flower show, art contests for eighth graders, scholarships, tree conservation, Girl Scout & Brownie sponsorships, a public swimming pool committee & swim program, Hobby Harvest, card marathons, to name just a few.
"Its interests remained the vigorous encouragement of all that seemed worthwhile & an equally
vigorous denunciation of all that is substandard in fields of health safety, education, beauty & general community advancement."
It was still in operation at the printing of the Bicentennial History of Milton in 1976.
Courtesy of Sherry.
BLISS, Margaret Jane (STEER)*
CLARKE, Ann Cora*
CLARKE, Lucy Ann (CLARKE)* - one of the founders
CRANDALL, Ada Elizabeth*
CRANDALL, Esther Amy (ROOD)*
INGLIS, Tacy Fanny (ROOD)*
SHAW, Dorothy (MAXSON)*
SHAW, Emma Irene (MAXSON)*
SHAW, Nellie Ruth (CAMPBELL)*
SHAW, Vera Evelyn (COON)*
* Obituaries for these women can be found on the Rock County Message Board at Rootsweb.

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