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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Successful Fundraiser for the Pelham Home for Children that Once Stood on Split Rock Road

I have written before about the Pelham Summer Home.  See, e.g.:  Thu., April 14, 2005:  The Pelham Home for Children that Once Stood on Split Rock Road.  An image of the structure appears immediately below.

Post Card View of the Pelham Summer Home in About 1908.

Today's posting to the Historic Pelham Blog transcribes the text of a brief article published in 1907 describing a successful fundraiser held for the benefit of the Pelham Summer Home.  The text of the article is followed by a citation to its source.

"Lawn Fete Highly Successful.

A special meeting of the members of the Pelham Summer Home was held on Monday, June 3, at the residence of Mrs. R. C. Black, Pelham Manor, for the purpose of listening to the reports of the several committees in charge of the lawn fete held on May 25th.  The fete was the largest and most important function ever given by the Pelham Summer Home, and was a brilliant success.  The net proceeds were $1700.

As the Home has been recently enlarged so as to accommodate twice as many children as formerly, it has been found necessary to supplement the regular income of the Society by making a special effort of this kind. 

The Society is very happy to take this opportunity of thanking the members of committees who were untiring in their work and also of thanking the business firms and the friends from Pelham Heights, Pelham Manor, New Rochelle, Mount Vernon and New York, who supported their efforts so generously."

Source:  Lawn Fete Highly Successful, New Rochelle Pioneer, Jun. 8, 1907, p. ?, col. 4 (newspaper page does not have page number printed on it).

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