Altamont Enterprise Dec. 28, 1917


Girls’ Glee Club Sing Christmas Carols.

A novel feature in celebration of Christmas was introduced in our village early Christmas morning when eight members of the Slingerlands Girls’ Glee Club made a tour of the streets, singing Christmas carols. They met at the home of one of the members and started out in a body about 6 o’clock and continued until after 7 o’clock. One of our prominent citizens who was awakened from his slumbers by the singing opposite his residence said he thought he was in heaven.


On Friday evening, Dec. 21, the pupils of district No. 4 gave a Christmas entertainment in the school house at Jericho. The program consisting of recitations, drills, dialogues, monologues and pantomimes was well rendered under the direction of the teacher, Miss Josephine Craton, and was concluded with a Christmas tree from which gifts were distributed to the children. It was an occasion enjoyable alike to the participants and visitors. We should foster the community spirit which makes the school the social center, and binds together the house and the school, whose common interest is the developing child.


W. H. Higgins reports 1,085 bushels of corn from eight acres planting during the past year. How is this for a corn crop?


The next all-day Red Cross meeting for sewing will be held Wednesday, Jan. 2. The chairman, Mrs. A. Vanderpoel, wishes to make an appeal for the loan of a few more sewing machines for a few weeks.


The house on the Andrews farm was burned down Tuesday. The fire was first discovered about 12:30 p.m. The neighbors were summoned and they succeeded in saving the barn buildings and woodshed by throwing water and snow on them. The cause of the fire is unknown. There was no insurance on the place.


There will be a dance at Farwell’s hall on New Year’s night, Jan. 1. Sanford’s four-piece orchestra will furnish the music. Admissions: Ladies free; gentlemen, 50 cents. Round and square dances. Luncheon will be served.


— Nearly all the teachers in the Altamont school who do not reside here have gone to their homes during the holiday vacation: Miss Clarissa Bennett at Painted Post, Miss Eva A. Kling at Cobleskill, Miss Mildred Green at Farmington, Mass., and Miss Sarah E. Dietz at Schoharie.

— The younger element of Altamont, as well as some of the “grownups,” are enjoying the excellent coasting on the hill road above the village these fine wintry days. Some of the most venturesome ones begin their rides nearly a mile west of the village, starting at the town line near the Wasson residence.


Found — On Christmas Day, a sled. Call at Enterprise office.


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