Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas in Rich Hill 1931

Rich Hill Mining Review Dec 1931
Fine Programs at the Churches; Poor Remembered—700 Kiddies Given Gifts from the Big Tree

With mild weather and bright sunshine residents of Rich Hill enjoyed Christmas, although they had to forego the joys of a "white" Christmas. Brilliant colored lights of trees shone brightly in many homes and in the business district and the holiday spirit prevailed generally. Christmas programs at the various churches also were en­joyable to many who attended the festivities. The entertainments were given with brillant lights and colorful features.

While residents were enjoying all the good things that Christmas brings needy persons of the city were not forgotten. The B P. O Elks co-operating with the charity association distributed 30 baskets of food to the needy, and the Presbyterian church also supplied a number of baskets of good things.

Another special feature was the Christmas tree provided by the business men for the children, and it was, a big success, as about 700 kiddies were gathered at the tree and Old Santa gave them a genuine surprise by distributing boxes of candy and nuts, and everyone was glad to be there. They were cer­tainly made happy.

While merchants may not have had as large a business as in more prosperous times, they enjoyed a very satisfactory business.

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