Civil War Dancers to entertain at Woman’s Club

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

The Metamora Woman’s Club will begin their new year with a dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Christian Union Church.

The menu will consist of a BLT salad, beef tenderloin with horseradish sauce, red potato wedges, green beans with mushrooms and pumpkin pie pudding. Tickets can be purchased for $16 at the Metamora Pharmacy or by contacting Louise Wells at 367-2530 or Sue Devine at 367-2748 by the Sept. 13 deadline. Guests, including husbands, are welcome.

The Central Illinois Civil War Dance Society Performers will entertain with period dances from the early to mid-1800s, including some that were danced at the Lincoln inaugurals.

They will be dressed from head to toe in the style of the day. The women have intricate hairdos and wear beautiful, full ball gowns, and the men look distinguished with their mustaches, uniforms, and dress clothes.

Anyone who is interested in becoming a member of the Metamora Woman’s Club or learning more about the club is encouraged to come to this meeting and join in the fun.

We are a not-for-profit club that has been serving the Metamora-Germantown Hills area for over 50 years. We have been involved in many philanthropic endeavors throughout the communities, from helping to establish the ambulance service, provide playgrounds, volunteer at Snyder Village, and help where needed.

Each year we sponsor Metamora High School students with summer scholarships in leadership, speech, music, art, or conservation.

We also encourage fine arts by holding student art contests each January and sponsoring an art show at Old Settlers each June.

We hold monthly meetings on the third Monday of each month from Sept. through May where we have interesting programs, great fellowship, and delicious refreshments.

If interested, call co-presidents Jolene Pelton or Jennie Sarver or any Metamora Woman’s Club member.

— Submitted by Sandy Madsen