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Swanville Women's Civic Club

Pie making in 2010
Pie making in 2010

      Swanville Women's Civic Club was organized on September 27th, 1920 by Mrs. George Christie, and was under the name of The Swanville Women's Civic Improvement Club. Most of the

The dough makers
The dough makers
early improvements effected the children in the community. The first thing purchased was a cot for the school library, so if a child became ill  he/she could lie down.  Other early accomplishments were "Slow" signs
Rolling out the crust
Rolling out the crust
on the streets by the school, ringing of a curfew bell, abandoned buildings removed, a light put in the bandstand in the park, stopping unnecessary noise on dance nights, bicycle and coaster wagons off the sidewalks, automobiles
Mother/Daugther Tea
Mother/Daugther Tea
speed enforced, gate fixed and trees planted at the cemetery, and help get rid of slot and pinball machines. Some of these things may seem silly to talk about now, but at the time they were very important to the community. 
Mother Daughter Tea
Mother Daughter Tea
Our club has been sponsoring the library since 1940, purchasing shelving, computers, remodeling, and programs offered for anyone in the community. The Club hosts an annual Mother/Daughter Tea for all graduating senior girls that live in the Swanville area.  We also give away two scholarships each year of $500.00 each named after one of the charter members "Mabel Beilke". We support the local food shelves, sell daffodils for lancer, raise
2013 Self Defense class the Club attended
2013 Self Defense class the Club attended
money for Hospice with our tree of lights, and help with Christmas Bags for the seniors and shut-ins. Our main fund raiser has been selling homemade pies, pizza and malts at the Mid-Summer Carnival.

 
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