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Foxville Friendship club turns 100

The Foxville Friendship Club turned 100 years old in September. The club started back in the fall of 1917 during the First World War. The club was organized to work for the Red Cross, to make articles for the soldiers.

The first meeting was held at the home of Laverne Speaker, who lived across from Foxville School, on Algoma at Indian Lakes Rd. At the time there were 15 ladies that were members. They met every two weeks, and members took turns having the meetings in their homes. Many of the ladies had their children and even granddaughters that attended and joined the club throughout the years.

The club was involved in many different projects over the years. They sewed cancer pads for the Cancer Society for many years. They have donated quilts and blankets to families that lost everything in a fire; they have also donated money to the Santa Claus Girls, Salvation Army, Mel Trotter Mission, and St. Jude’s. Around Christmas time they also have adopted families, for whom they provided food, and toys for the kids. They have also made gifts for patients in the hospital and put on programs for the nursing homes.

Today the club meets once a month for about two hours in each other’s homes. “We have great fellowship and every member brings a dish to pass,” said treasurer Alice Carlson. They do fall and spring trips; they make a quilt to raffle off every year to earn extra money to help out with gifts for when a member’s family is in the hospital or passes away; and they also do a white elephant sale in the spring.

The Club currently has 8 members and meets every second Thursday of the month. “We always welcome more to join us,” said Carlson. If you are interested in joining the Foxville Friendship Club, call Alice at 866-2365.

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