Dayton School Has Reunion at Community House
Graduates of the Dayton school from towns and cities in various parts of Illinois gathered Saturday night in the Dayton Community House for a reunion, planned by the Dayton School Alumni association.
There was a banquet and dancing. Mrs. George Pool, who later was elected president of the association, presided as toastmistress.
Mrs. Fred Sapp of Ottawa told of the coronation in England, which she viewed.
Short talks were given by Ralph Green, who offered a toast to members of the 1937 graduating class of the school; Miss Blanche Reynolds and Miss Emma Fraine. Miss Maud Green told of the history of the Dayton school and how it was established over 100 years ago.
Miss Beulah Canfield, who arranged this year’s reunion, presided at a business session at which Mr. Pool was elected president; Rush Green, vice president; Miss Loretta Gleason, secretary and Herbert Mac Grogan, treasurer. Retiring officers are Miss Canfield, president; Ralph Green, vice president; Miss Helen Hallowell, secretary and Herbert Mac Grogan, treasurer. A social time and dancing followed.
Blush pink and gold were used in the appointments of the banquet. There were yellow tapers and pink peonies and roses in crystal services on the tables. At the place of each guest were miniature girl graduates in pink and tiny tulip nut cups.
The basement of the house, where there was dancing, was decorated with honeysuckle.
Miss Canfield was in general change of the reunion. Mrs. Gilbert Masters and Miss Hallowell arranged the program and Miss Jennie Fraine had charge of the table decorations.1
- Daily Republican-Times, June 14, 1937, p6
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I love seeing stories about Dayton School on this site! My mom graduated from there, and I attended the school until the end of fourth grade, when it was closed. I missed it a lot when I had to change schools.🏫
Thanks for your comment. There will be more Dayton School posts in the future, I promise.
Should that be “Mrs. George Poole”, my grandmother? She moved to our family farm on the Dayton blacktop in 1880 when she was 1 month old. It only dawned on me today, at the age of 76, that she went to Dayton School!