Washington's birthday was observed at the Washington school in Evanston this year. The neighborhood club of that district gave a Washington festival in series.
On Friday evening in spite of most inclement weater, a good crowd assembled to hear Miss Helen Stow talk on "The Colonial Home." The subject was ably handled. Interesting information on this important and picturesque period was presented. Many touches of humor and quaint description gave variety to the theme.
The hall was decorated with flags and the fire-place was made the center of an appropriate setting, representing the "keeping-room" of an ancient day. The paper was received with enthusiasm; it was illustrated by many pictures showing the life of that time.
Patriotic Social Conducted
On Saturday evening a patriotic social was held. One hundred and eighty people were present and enjoyed a charming evening. Colonial costume was worn by many and added to the gaiety of the occasion. Miss Storms, 1101 Ayers place, recited "The New Boy" most successfully and was encored with vigor. Miss Theresa Elden's piano solos were welcomed by all. rs. Regensburg sang two numbers with pleasing expression. Robert Boston also sang and his friends and neighbors are always glad to hear him.
Refreshments were served and patriotic songs were sung by all. Old-time dances closed the entertainment.
The first concert of the Washington Choral society, under Miss Nash's direction, served as a delightful close to this unique celebration. Three groups of beautiful songs were sing by a choir composed of thirty voices. Miss Marvin assisted with two violin solos of high quality. Mr. French sang most pleasingly and the Misses Lawrence added to the program with a fine duet. Miss Henderson was the accompanist.