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Medina Tuesday Club Has December Meeting

submitted by Trisha Stacey December 20, 2016

The Christmas wonderland-like home of Lorraine Root was the setting for the December 13th meeting of the Medina Tuesday Club. Vice president Pam Maryjanowski led the meeting as 19 members, bedecked in red, recited verses from less-familiar Christmas carols as their names were read for roll-call. Laughter then ensued as the group played a Christmas version of Family Feud.

Member Catherine Cooper, who is also the town of Ridgeway historian, presented a fascinating program about our local history. She reminded us that our combined memories become part of our history, making each of us a local history resource. Many interesting facts from 1916 Medina were shared, such as the SA Cook Furniture Company priding itself on completing 1 article every 6 seconds, gym classes for the Medina Academy were held on the 3rd floor of City Hall, and the saloons had to close that year because Medina became a dry town. Filled with delicious refreshments, Lorraine Root gave everyone a hand-made ornament, Catherine Cooper generously presented each with a Medina Historical Society calendar, and everyone left amid a chorus of "Merry Christmas".

 

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