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f the society and its auxiliaries. On May 14 this committee reported, and the parish voted to build. The hall was completed and opened November 23, 1894, and in less than two years it was paid for. But what a strenuous time! In the spring of 1895, and again in the fall of the same year, we held five-night fairs—two in one year, while previous to that time we had had but one in two years. The usual entertainments and other money-making schemes, which are the preliminaries of all fairs, were of these papers were of great value to the parish, and are especially valuable as historical documents. In 1897 Mr. Powers preached the annual sermon before the Universalist Sabbath School Union. Deacon George W. Ireland died in the fall of 1895, and in his will was found a bequest to the parish of $1,000, which bequest it was Mr. Powers' privilege to announce. Lenten services were held nightly during the week next preceding Easter, 1897, and although new to our church, they were well
an occupied the place with marked success for five years, followed by George M. Stevens, who served during 1888-1889; Seth Mason in 1890; Arthur W. Glines, 1891 to 1895, inclusive; and A. A. Wyman from 1895 to the present time. In 1895 the school reached high-water mark in membership, as the report shows a total of 453 active mem1895 to the present time. In 1895 the school reached high-water mark in membership, as the report shows a total of 453 active members in attendance. Friday night was decided upon as the regular meeting night of the teachers in September, 1881. And in 1884 the first teachers' sociable, as they are now known, was held at the house of John F. Ayer. The pastor, Rev. C. A. Skinner, entertained the next year, and Mr. and Mrs. John F. Nickerson the followin1895 the school reached high-water mark in membership, as the report shows a total of 453 active members in attendance. Friday night was decided upon as the regular meeting night of the teachers in September, 1881. And in 1884 the first teachers' sociable, as they are now known, was held at the house of John F. Ayer. The pastor, Rev. C. A. Skinner, entertained the next year, and Mr. and Mrs. John F. Nickerson the following year. Since that time the gatherings have been held in the vestry, although on several regular meeting nights the teachers were pleasantly entertained by Miss Mary Clark, who conducted the infant class successfully for so many years. The school met with an irreparable loss when this good woman died two years ago. Three generat
J. F. Nickerson, A. H. Carvill, Irving Smith, George Stephens. 1890—A. Hodgman, J. F. Nickerson, A. H. Carvill, Irving Smith, George Stephens. 1891—W. P. Mitchell, J. F. Nickerson, A. H. Carvill, J. A. Munroe, George Stephens. 1892—W. P. Mitchell, J. F. Nickerson, A. H. Carvill, J. A. Munroe, George Stephens. 1893—W. P. Mitchell, J. F. Nickerson, A. H. Carvill, J. A. Munroe, George Stephens. 1894—W. P. Mitchell, J. F. Nickerson, A. H. Carvill, J. A. Munroe, George Stephens. 1895—W. P. Mitchell, J. F. Nickerson, A. H. Carvill, L. V. Niles, C. E. Giles. 1896—George Stephens, J. F. Nickerson, A. H. Carvill, L. V. Niles, C. E. Giles. 1897—George Stephens, J. F. Nickerson, A. H. Carvill, L. V. Niles, C. E. Giles. 1898—George Stephens, J. F. Nickerson, A. H. Carvill, L. V. Niles, C. E. Giles. 1899—S. C. Earle, J. F. Nickerson, J. W. Sanborn, L. V. Niles, C. E. Giles. 1900—J. W. Sanborn, J. F. Nickerson, J. F. Mills, L. V. Niles, C. E. Giles.