Century Club comes to an end

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Greencastle's Century Club, a group for women, called its final meeting recently.

One of Greencastle's oldest clubs, the Century Club was founded on Dec. 1, 1892 by Minetta Taylor and Annie Payne Ader.

The founders wrote, "The object of the association is to promote intellectual and social culture, to encourage interchange of thought, and a free unbiased discussion of progressive ideas and questions presented during the year."

As time has passed and society progressed, women have moved into the workplace and out of clubs.

The Century Club recognizes this change and is closing its book, so to speak. It is with sadness that the present membership retires the club, for they spent many years keeping its rich tradition alive.

Active members include Barbara Bates, Dorothy Brown, Betty Dee, Mary Hirt, Susan Hirt, Joyce Jones, Zella Thomas, Jackie Thomas and Betty Wright.

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