Chepachet Free Will Baptist Church - Chepachet, RI

Chepachet Free Will Baptist Church - Chepachet, RI

PEOPLE WHO MADE IT POSSIBLE:
SELECTED CHEPACHET OLD HOME DAY COMMITTEES

Dates & Attendance

Committees & Tasks

Musical Performers

Speakers & Entertainers

Baseball

Guests Attending

100th Anniversary

The following lists of names and committee tasks for Old Home Day workers for 35 of the event's 41 years are taken from the Pascoag Herald, Woonsocket Call, and especially the Providence Journal accounts of the Chepachet Old Home Day the last newspaper being the principal source for the information. In some years, the lists of names were long and comprehensive; in other years they were noticeably shorter and more selective. This list also provides an excellent selection of the names of many people who were active in church (and town) affairs during roughly the first half of the twentieth century. Older Chepachet natives today will remember many of the people listed below.

Free Will Baptist Church Ladies Aid Society portrait preceding picnic, taken in front of the church, around 1902, including two people later active on Old Home Day committees: Mrs. David Webster (top row, second from right, framed by window in church door), who served at least through 1918; and Mrs. Reuben Steere (front row, second from left, seated with child in front), who served, at least, on the Souvenir Committee in 1909. Many other church members in the picture probably assisted in Old Home Day activities. The couple seated together in the front row are Rev. and Mrs. Robert D. Frost. From the scrap book of Edith Floyd, courtesy of Diane Nobles.

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We present this list in fairly comprehensive form as a way of honoring the memory of these individuals who worked together long and vigorously year after year on the many shared tasks that made these events a success. As stated in the text above, they created a welcoming atmosphere, a wonderful meal, interesting entertainment, and the opportunity for times of good fellowship for anyone who wished to attend. The lives of thousands over the course of 41 years were touched, if only briefly, by the people listed here and made more joyful by their efforts. Those who labored in the vineyard are not forgotten, we give thanks for their lives and accomplishments, and we pay tribute to their memory:

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Paine. Henry Paine served on the Bake Committee in the early years of the Old Home Day before the First World War. Courtesy of Clifford Brown.

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Wednesday, September 19, 1906. Head of Committee, Rev. Henry Parsons; General Committee, Mr. and Mrs. William W. Hopkins, Thomas W. Steere, Mrs. Sabin Steere, Edgar S. Potter; Clambake prepared by Mr. and Mrs. Jenkes Mowry of Oakland; Table Committee, Selma Anderson, May Anderson, Etta Mann, Flora Phetteplace, Minnie Anderson, Mabel Ross, Lillian G. Hopkins, Emma Sayles, Ernest E. Hopkins, William Hopkins, Walter Steere, Howard Steere, Mrs. Andrew Phillips, Mrs. Henry Parsons, Mrs. William Sweet, Miss Frances Wilson, George Clemence, Mrs. William Hopkins, Mrs. Mowry, Eva Clemence, Walter Keach, Frank Fiske, Edgar Potter.

George W. Steere, Jr. He served on the clamcake and chowder committee in 1911, and then on either the General Committee or the Refreshment Committee through 1926. From the John Steere Family Album, published by the Steere Family Association.

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Wednesday, August 28, 1907. Chairman, Rev. Henry Parsons; Recording Secretary, Mrs. William W. Hopkins; Corresponding Secretary, Sayles B. Steere; Treasurer, Mrs. William W. Hopkins; Food Committee, Thomas W. Steere (Chairman), Mrs. John P. Steere, Mrs. Benjamin Steere; Table Committee, Mrs. Thomas W. Steere (Chairman), Mrs. William Hopkins, Mrs. William Sweet; Entertainment Committee, Rev. Henry Parsons (Chairman), Sayles B. Steere, J. Curtis Hopkins, William W. Hopkins; Historical Committee, Jesse B. Mowry (Chairman), Mrs. John P. Steere, Mrs. Sayles B. Steere; Outside Refreshments Committee, William W. Hopkins (Chairman), Mrs. David Webster; General Committee, Mrs. Enoch M. Steere; Press Committee, Miss Martha R. Fitch.

Mrs. George W. Steere, Jr., who served on either the General Committee or the Refreshment Committee from 1913 until 1926. Courtesy of Clifford Brown.

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Thursday, August 19, 1909. President, Thomas W. Steere; Secretary and Treasurer, William W. Hopkins; Press Committee, Miss Martha R. Fitch; Entertainment Committee, Rev. Frederick J. Dark (Chairman), Hiram E. Penno, Frank Sturtevant, Sayles B. Steere, Mrs. John P. Steere, Miss Martha R. Fitch; Table Committee, William W. Hopkins (Chairman), Mr. and Mrs. John P. Steere, Benjamin Steere, Mrs. Sabin Steere, Walter M. Olney; Food Committee, Thomas W. Steere, (Chairman), Mrs. Thomas W. Steere, Mrs. Benjamin Steere, Mrs. Sayles B. Steere; Refreshment Committee, Mrs. Sabin Steere (Chairman), Mrs. Henry Sayles, Walter Keach, Miss Eva L. Clemence, Miss Francis Wilson; Committee to Sell Dinner Tickets, Edgar S. Potter, Miss Martha R. Fitch; General Committee, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Smith, Henry Paine, Miss Edna Paine, Miss Esther Steere, Miss Carrie Steere, Miss Martha Steere, Mrs. Walter M. Olney, Fred Clisdell, Mrs. Otis Mars, Miss May Capron, Harold Place, Mrs. Edwin Clark, Mrs. Miranda Fiske, Delbert Dodge; Committee on Souvenirs, Miss Ella Hopkins, Mrs. Reuben Steere; Cake Committee, Miss Flora Hopkins, Mrs. Frank Place; Ice Cream Committee, Archie Trank, Walter Keach; Tickets, Miss Eva Clemence; Candy Committee, Mrs. Sabin Steere, Francis Wilson; Sandwich Committee, Waldo Steere; Other workers were Mrs. David Webster, G. Edwin Richmond, Miss Mary Capron, Mrs. George Capron, Mrs. George Phillip, Mrs. Archie Turgeon, Mrs. Wilfred Ducharme, Mrs. Joseph Denoyelle, Elma Keach, Mrs. Frank Sturtevant, Miss Leah Trask, Henry Sayles, Frank Bergstrom, Enoch Steere, Mrs. Hannah Young; Mrs. David Young supervised the making of the clamcakes and chowder; Walter Olney, Henry Paine, and William Hopkins were in charge of the Bake.

Church members gathered at the home of "Long Ed" Cooke. Standing, left to right, Nettie Potter, Ed Cooke, Mrs. Cooke, Mrs. Walter Swarts, Mr. Swarts, Eddie Cooke. Seated is Mrs. Eva Clements, active on Old Home Day Committees between 1906 and 1913. All of these people, as church members, probably contributed to Old Home Day, even though most are not listed as formal committee members. Courtesy of Clifford Brown.

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Thursday, August 25, 1910. President, Thomas W. Steere; Secretary and Treasurer, Mrs. William W. Hopkins; Press Committee, Miss Martha R. Fitch; Entertainment Committee, Sayles B. Steere, Rev. Frederick J. Dark, Hiram E. Penno, Miss Martha R. Fitch, Dr. Richard L. Shea, Frank Sturtevant, Edgar S. Potter; Table Committee, Mr. and Mrs. John P. Steere, Benjamin F. Steere, Mrs. Sabin Steere, Henry M. Paine, Walter M . Olney, Frank Sturtevant, Enoch Steere, Fred Steere; Food Committee, Thomas W. Steere, Mrs. Benjamin Steere, Mrs. Fred Steere, Mrs. Richard L. Shea; Refreshment Committee, Mrs. Sabin Steere, Mrs. Henry Sayles, Walter F. Keach, Mrs. Eva L. Clemence, Miss Francis Wilson, Mrs. William Sweet, Miss Ella Hopkins; Committee to Sell Dinner Tickets, Miss Martha R. Fitch, Edgar S. Potter; General Committee, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Smith, Miss Edna Paine, Miss Esther Steere, Miss Carrie Steere, Miss Martha Steere, Mrs. Walter M. Olney, Mrs. Otis Mars, Miss Mary Capron, Harold Place, Mrs. Miranda Fiske, Delbert Dodge, Merrill Buxton; Bake Committee, Walter M. Olney, Henry Paine; Chowder and Clamcakes, Mrs. David Young [Louise Young]. The tables were in charge of the following: Cake, Miss Martha Steere, Mrs. Frank Sturtevant; Ice Cream, Walter F. Keach; Ice Cream Tickets, Miss Eva Clemence; Candy, Popcorn, Peanuts and Souvenir Postals, Miss Florence Wilson; Bananas, Coffee, Sandwiches, Soda, and Lemonade, Mrs. Sabin Steere. Others helping outside of the Committees: Edward Plante, Ernest Hopkins, George Marvin, Miss Viola Fanion, Elmer Keach, Richard Fiske, G. Edwin Richmond, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Denoyelle, Mrs. Benjamin Converse, Miss Amey Crowell, Miss Leah Trank, James E. Fitch, Leon Fitch, Waldo Steere, Mrs. William Mars, Mrs. Frank Flynn, Mrs. David Webster, Miss Dorothy Laraway, Miss Mildred Carleton.

Henry Sayles, longtime Glocester Town Clerk, who served on the refreshment Committee in 1909, and who was a regular attendee throughout the decades following. He was among the oldest guests present for several years, and described as the "dean of old-time Glocester residents" attending Old Home Day at the age of 88 in 1944. Courtesy of Edna Kent.

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Friday, September 1, 1911. President, Thomas W. Steere; Secretary, Miss Martha R. Fitch; Treasurer, Mrs. William W. Hopkins; Entertainment Committee, Sayles B. Steere (Chairman), Mrs. Sayles B. Steere, Dr. Richard L. Shea, Hiram E. Penno, Miss Martha R. Fitch, Edgar S. Potter; Table Committee, Benjamin F. Steere (Chairman), Mr. and Mrs. John P. Steere, Mrs. Sabin Steere, Henry M. Paine, Walter M. Olney, Enoch M. Steere, Fred Steere, and Mrs. William Hopkins; Food Committee, Thomas W. Steere (Chairman), Mrs. Thomas W. Steere, Mrs . Benjamin F. Steere, Mrs. Fred Steere, Mrs. Richard L. Shea, and William W. Hopkins; Bake Committee, Walter M. Olney, Henry M. Paine, Waldo E. Steere; Clamcake and Chowder Committee, Mrs. William W. Hopkins, Mrs. William H. Sweet, Mrs. Miranda Fiske, Frank Fiske, Mrs. Hannah Mann, George W. Steere, and Thomas W. Steere; Press Committee, Miss Martha R. Fitch; Committee to Sell Dinner Tickets, Edgar S. Potter and Miss Martha R. Fitch; other members of the General Committee, A. L. Burdick, Frank Bergstrom, Harry Sisson, Elmer Keach, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Smith, Miss Edna Paine, Miss Esther Steere, Miss Martha Steere, Miss Carrie Steere, Mrs. Walter M. Olney, Mrs. Hannah Mann, Harold Place, Miss May Capron, Mrs. Miranda Fiske, Merrill Buxton, Mr. and Mrs. George Steere, Frank Shea, and Howard Moiser. Tables were in charge of the following: Cake, Miss Martha Steere, Mrs. James L. Brown, and Miss Carrie Steere; Candy and Sandwiches, Mrs. Sabin Steere , Ice Cream and Soda, Miss Eva L. Clemence and Frank Fiske; Souvenirs, Miss Francis Wilson; others who helped outside the Committee, Ernest E. Hopkins, Howard Steere, Richard Fiske, Mrs. Wilfred Ducharme, Leon D. Fitch, James E. Fitch, G. Edwin Richmond, Joseph Denoyelle, Mrs. Wilson Peckham, Miss Clara Peckham, Thomas Steere, and Leah Trank.

Martha Steere, who served on the General Committee several years before the first World War, and, together with Hattie Sturtevant, was in charge of the Cake Table in 1910. Courtesy of Clifford Brown.

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Wednesday, August 12 and Thursday, August 13, 1914. Chairman, Thomas W. Steere; Secretary, Miss Edna L. Paine; Treasurer, Mrs. William W. Hopkins; Entertainment Committee, Sayles B. Steere (Chairman), Mrs. Sayles B. Steere, Miss Martha R. Fitch, Dr. Richard Shea, Fred Winsor, Fred Householder and Benjamin F. Steere; Table Committee, Benjamin F. Steere (Chairman), Henry M. Paine, Walter M. Olney, Mr . and Mrs. John P. Steere, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Steere, Mrs. Miranda Fiske, Richard Fiske, Mrs. Thomas W. Steere, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Peckham , Mrs. Richard L. Shea, William W. Hopkins, Benjamin White; Refreshment Committee, Mrs. Sabin Steere (Chairman), Mrs. William Sweet, Miss Edna Paine, Miss Ella M. Hopkins, Mrs. Harold Noyes, Miss Florence Knowles, Mrs. Eugene Snow, Miss Hortense Steere, George Steere; selling dinner tickets, William Sprague; Decorating Committee, Fred Householder; General Committee, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Smith, Mrs. Walter M. Olney, Mrs. Hannah Mann, Miss May Capron, Mrs. George Steere, William Sweet, Jesse B. Mowry, Leon D. Fitch, James E. Fitch, Delbert Dodge, Mrs. David Webster, Mrs. Fred Barnes, Ruth and Mildred Paul, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Knowles.

Edna Paine, who appears as a member of the Old Home Day General Committee in 1909; she served on Old Home Day committees, especially the Refreshment Committee, into the 1920s. Courtesy of Clifford Brown.

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Saturday, July 29, 1916. President, Thomas W. Steere; Secretary, Miss Martha R. Fitch; treasurer, Mrs. William W. Hopkins; Entertainment Committee, Sayles B. Steere (Chairman), Mrs. Sayles B. Steere, Dr. Richard L. Shea, Miss Martha R. Fitch, Fred Winsor, Fred W. Householder, Benjamin F. Steere, James Britton, Rev. William Sweetland, Jesse B. Mowry; Table Committee, Benjamin Steere, Sayles B. Steere, William W. Hopkins, Mrs. Benjamin Steere, Henry M. Paine, Walter M. Olney, Mr. and Mrs. John P. Steere, Charles Trott, Mr. and Mrs. William Sherman, Frank G. Place; Food Committee, Thomas Steere, Mrs. Thomas Steere, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Steere, Mrs. Miranda Fiske, Richard Fiske, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Peckham, Mrs. Richard Shea, William W. Hopkins, Benjamin White, Mrs. Lowell Kenyon; Refreshment Committee, Mrs. Sabin Steere , Miss Edna Paine, Mrs. Howard Steere, Miss Ella Hopkins, Miss Hortense Steere, George Steere, Mrs. Jack Smith, Miss Mildred Carleton, Mrs. William W. Hopkins, Mrs. William Sweetland, Waldo Steere, Howard Steere, Lawton Rounds; Selling Dinner Tickets, Stephen E. Davis, William A . Sprague; Decorating Committee, Fred W. Householder, Miss Mildred Carleton, Miss Bertha Trott, Enoch M. Steere, Miss Pearl Mann, Mrs. Nellie Saunders, Merrill Buxton; General Committee, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Smith, Mrs. Walter Olney, Mrs. Hannah Mann, Mrs. George Steere, Leon D. Fitch, James E. Fitch, Delbert Dodge, Miss Ruth Paine, Mrs. David Webster, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Barnes, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Keach, Mr. and Mrs. George E. Trott, Mrs. William Burlingame; Press committee, Miss Martha R. Fitch.

Benjamin F. Steere, Sr. and Urana Potter Steere. Mrs. Steere first appears on an Old Home Day Committee in 1907, Mr. Steere in 1909. She served repeatedly on the Food Committee and later the Table Committee and Refreshment Committee through the 1920s; Mr. Steere served occasionally on the Food Committee, frequently as Chair of the Table Committee through the 1920s, and occasionally as a member of the Entertainment Committee afterwards. Courtesy of Clifford Brown.

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Saturday, August 9, 1919. Chairman, Thomas W. Steere; Secretary, Miss Martha R. Fitch; Treasurer, Mrs. William W. Hopkins; Entertainment Committee, Sayles B. Steere (Chairman), Mrs. Sayles B. Steere, Mrs. Frederick A. Marsailles, Mrs. Oscar R. Parr, Miss Martha R. Fitch, Fred Winsor, Benjamin F. Steere, James Britton, Jesse Mowry; Table Committee, Benjamin F. Steere (Chairman), Sayles B. Steere, William W. Hopkins, Mrs. Benjamin F. Steere, Henry M. Paine, Walter M. Olney, Mr. and Mrs. John P. Steere, Fred Steere, Mr. and Mrs. Enoch M. Steere, Miss Gladys Saunders, Joseph Denoyelle, Miss Selma Anderson, Misses Pauline and Gladys Denoyelle, Miss Hope Carlton, Miss Alcy Paine, Miss Helen Steere, Miss Ruth Peckham; Food Committee, Thomas W. Steere (Chairman), Mr. and Mrs. Fred Steere, Mrs. Miranda Fiske, Richard Fiske, Mrs. Thomas W. Steere, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson A. Peckham, William W. Hopkins, Benjamin White, Edward Plante, J. Edwin Fitch, Charles Salisbury, Ernest E. Hopkins, Frank Peckham; Refreshment Committee, Mrs. Sabin Steere (Chairman), Miss Edna Paine, Mrs. Oscar Parr , Mrs. Howard W. Steere, Miss Hortense Steere, George Steere, Mrs. Frederick Marsailles, Mrs. Charles Salisbury; Selling Dinner Tickets, Steve Davis, William Sprague; Press Committee, Martha Fitch; Decorating Committee, Miss Ruth E. Steere (Chairman), Mrs. George Steere, Mrs. Frederick A. Marsailles, Mrs. Charles Salisbury; General Committee, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Barnes, Leon D. Fitch, Miss Ruth Paine, Mr. and Mrs . Elmer Keach, Mrs. Zilpha Webster, Miss Flora Bowers, Thomas I. Steere, Oscar R. Parr, Mr. and Mrs. George Stone, Miss Amey Steere, Miss Roby Fisher, Miss Abby Paine, Mrs. William Burlingame, Miss Francis Wall, Mr. and Mrs. Howard W. Steere, Charles Anderson, Clifford Burlingame, James Peckham, Ruth Peckham.

Charles and Frank Peckham. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Peckham served on the Food Committee and other Old Home Day committees from 1919 through 1926; Mrs. Peckham also served during the 1930s. Courtesy of Edna Kent.

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Saturday, August 28, 1920. Chairman, Thomas W. Steere; Secretary, Miss Martha R. Fitch; Treasurer, Mrs. William W. Hopkins; Entertainment Committee, Sayles B. Steere (Chairman), Mrs. Sayles B. Steere, Mrs. Frederick A. Marsailles, Mrs. Oscar R. Parr, Miss Martha R. Fitch, Fred Winsor, Benjamin F. Steere, James Britton, Jesse B. Mowry; Table Committee, Benjamin F. Steere (Chairman), Sayles B. Steere, William W. Hopkins, Mrs. Benjamin F. Steere, Henry M. Paine, Walter M. Olney, Mr. and Mrs. John P. Steere, Fred Steere, Mr. and Mrs. Enoch M. Steere, Miss Gladys Saunders, Joseph Denoyelle, Miss Selma Anderson, Miss Pauline Denoyelle, Gladys Denoyelle, Miss Hope Carlton, Miss Alcy Paine, Miss Helen Steere, Miss Ruth Peckham; Food Committee, Thomas W. Steere (Chairman), Mr. and Mrs. Fred Steere, Mrs. Maude Fiske, Richard Fiske, Mrs. Thomas W. Steere, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson A. Peckham, William W. Hopkins, Benjamin White, Edward Plante, J. Edwin Fitch, Charles Salisbury, Ernest E. Hopkins, Frank H. Peckham; Refreshment Committee, Mrs. Sabin Steere (Chairman), Miss Edna Paine, Mrs. Oscar R. Parr, Mrs. Howard Steere, Miss Hortense Steere, George Steere, Mrs. Frederick A Marsailles, Mrs. Charles Salisbury; Selling Dinner Tickets, Stephen E. Davis, William Sprague; Press Committee, Miss Martha R. Fitch; Decorating Committee, Miss Ruth Steere (Chairman), Mrs. George Steere, Elias Peckham, Oscar R. Parr, Clarence T. Greene, Merrill Buxton, Robert Steere; General Committee, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Barnes , Leon D. Fitch, Miss Ruth Paine, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Keach, Miss Zilpha Webster, Miss Flora Bowen, Thomas Steere, Oscar R. Parr, Mrs. and Mrs. George Stone, Miss Amey Steere, Miss Ruby Fiske, Miss Abby Paine, Mrs. William Burlingame, Miss Lottie Phillips, Miss Frances Wall, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Steere, Charles Anderson, Clifford Burlingame, James Peckham, Elias Peckham; Others helping, Mrs. William Mars, Mrs. Cora Garland, Mrs. Oscar Sands, Mrs. Nellie Mowry, Miss Annie M. Clough, Mrs. Charles Bishop, Miss Florence Stone, Mrs. Frank Hawkins, Miss Grace Register, Miss Isabel Register, Clarence Farnum, Abraham L. Hawkins, G. Edmond Richmond.

Sayles and Enoch Steere. Sayles Brown Steere started his Old Home Day service on the Table Committee and Entertainment Committee in 1907, and served on the latter almost every year for which we have a record until 1935; in the 1930s he also served on the Grounds Committee and Incidentals Committee. Enoch Mowry Steere served on the General Committee and Table Committee frequently during the period before World War I, and on the Clambake or Bake Committee in the late 1920s and early 1930s. From John Steere Family Album, published by the Steere Family Association.

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Saturday, August 20, 1921. Chairman, Thomas W. Steere; Secretary, Miss Martha Fitch; Treasurer, Mrs. William Hopkins; Entertainment Committee, Sayles B. Steere (Chairman), Mrs. Sayles B. Steere, Mrs. Frederick A. Marsailles, Mrs. Oscar R. Parr, Miss Martha Fitch, Fred Winsor, Benjamin F. Steere, James Britton, Jesse B. Mowry, Miss Cora R. Greenhalgh, Mrs. Howard W. Farnum; Table Committee, Benjamin F. Steere (Chairman), Sayles B. Steere, Mrs. Benjamin F. Steere, Mr. and Mrs. John P. Steere, Fred Steere, Mrs. Gladys Saunders, Joseph Denoyelle, Miss Selma Anderson, Misses Pauline and Gladys Denoyelle, Miss Hope Carlton, Miss Alcy Paine, Miss Helen Steere, Miss Ruth Peckham, Miss Beatrice Keach, Miss Irene Keach, Mrs. Charlotte Phillips, Miss Marion R. Irons, Mrs. George W. Burlingame, Miss Hattie Peckham, Mrs. James L. Brown, Miss Jennie Greenhalgh, Mrs. Ernest E. Hopkins, Walter C. Irons, George W. Burlingame, Milton Steere, Miss Annie Clough, Miss Blanche Greenhalgh; Food Committee, Thomas W. Steere (Chairman), Mr. and Mrs. Fred Steere, Mrs. Miranda Fiske, Richard Fiske, Mrs. Thomas W. Steere, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson A. Peckham, William W. Hopkins, Benjamin White, Edward Plante, Jr., Edwin Fitch, Charles Salisbury, Frank H. Peckham, G. Edwin Richmond, Mrs. William Mars, Mrs. Stephen Davis; Refreshment Committee, Mrs. Sabin Steere (Chairman), Miss Edna Paine, Mrs. Oscar. R. Parr, Miss Hortense Steere, George Steere, Mrs. Frederick A. Marsailles, Mrs. Charles Salisbury, Everett Steere, Clifford Steere, Waldo E. Steere, Mrs. George Steere, Miss Annie M. Clough, Mrs. Eugene F. Eddy, Mrs. Henry A. Sayles; Apron Committee, Mrs. Wilson A. Peckham (Chairman), Mrs. Fred Steere, Mrs. Ernest E. Hopkins, Mrs. Stephen E. Davis, Mrs. Waldo E. Steere , Mrs. J. Curtis Hopkins, Mrs. Frank Peckham; Bake Committee, William W. Hopkins (Chairman), Henry M. Paine, Ernest E. Hopkins, Charles Anderson, William Sherman, Fred W. Householder, John Mann, William Burton; Selling Dinner Tickets, Stephen E. Davis, Fred Greenhalgh; Press Committee, Miss Martha R. Fitch; Decorating Committee, Clarence T. Greene (Chairman), George W. Burlingame, Clifford Stone, Miss Florence Stone, Robert E. Steere, Mrs. George Stone, Elias Peckham, Oscar R. Parr, Merrill O. Buxton; General Committee, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond A. Steere, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Keach, Mrs. Zilpha Webster, Miss Flora Bowers, Oscar R. Parr, Mr. and Mrs. George Steere, Miss Amey Steere, Miss Roby Fiske, Miss Abby L. Paine, Mrs. William Burlingame, James Peckham, Elias Peckham, Albert G. Jones, Ralph Peckham, Benjamin F. Steere, Jr., Earl Steere, Leonard P. Sayles, Rev. Theodore J. Poelman, Henry Hopkins, Miss Dorothy Hopkins, Miss Pearl Davis, Miss May Britton.

Jimmy and Minnie (Hopkins) Brown. Minnie is first recorded on Old Home Day committees in 1911; beginning in 1922, she served as Table Committee Chair for most of the subsequent events. Mr. Brown also served on Old Home Day committees throughout the years, and as a co-owner of Brown & Hopkins general store, he provided many supplies to the event, including sugar barrels to bake the clams. From the photographic collection of the late Robert E. Steere, courtesy of Martha Willard and Robert E. Steere, Jr.

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Saturday, August 19, 1922. President, Thomas W. Steere; Secretary, Miss Martha R. Fitch; Treasurer, Mrs. William W. Hopkins; Entertainment Committee, Fred W. Householder (Chairman), Miss Cora R. Greenhalgh, Sayles B. Steere, J. Curtis Hopkins, Fred Winsor, Mrs. Sayles B. Steere, Mrs. Fredrick Marseilles, Mrs. Oscar R. Parr, Miss Martha R. Fitch, Benjamin F. Steere, James Britton, Mrs. Howard W. Farnum, Jesse B. Mowry; Table Committee, Mrs. James L. Brown (Chairman), Mrs. J. Curtis Hopkins, Mrs. Ernest E. Hopkins; Food Committee, Thomas W. Steere (Chairman), Wilson A. Peckham, G. Edwin Richmond, Fred Steere, Richard Fiske, Mrs. Thomas W. Steere, Edward Plante, J. Edwin Fitch, Charles Salisbury, Frank H. Peckham, Mrs. William Mair; Refreshment Committee, Mrs. Sabin Steere (Chairman), Waldo E. Steere, Howard W. Steere, Miss Hortense Steere, George Steere, Clifford Stone, Mrs. George Steere, Mrs. Frank F. Davis, Mrs. Eugene F. Eddy, Mrs. Henry A. Sayles; Apron Committee, Mrs. Fred Steere (Chairman), Mrs. Stephen E. Davis, Mrs. Frank Peckham, Mrs. George Clough; Bake Committee, William W. Hopkins (Chairman), Ernest E. Hopkins, Charles Anderson, John Mason, Elias Peckham, William Sherman; Selling Dinner Tickets, Stephen E. Davis, Fred M. Greenhalgh; Decorating Committee, Clarence T. Greene (Chairman), Miss Ruth E. Steere, Mrs. Russell P. Blackinton, Frank G. Place; Clamcakes, Dishwashing, and Incidentals, Mrs. Miranda Fiske (Chairman), Mrs. William Hopkins, Mrs. Wilson A. Peckham; Canvas Committee, Sayles B. Steere; General Committee, Mr. and Mrs. R. Steere, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Keach, Mrs. Zilpha Webster, Mrs. Flora Bowers, Miss Amey Steere, Miss Roby Fiske, Miss Abby Paine, James Peckham, Albert G. Jones, Leroy S. Converse, Leon Chace, Ralph Peckham, Benjamin F. Steere Jr., Earl Steere, Henry Hopkins, Miss Dorothy Hopkins, Miss Pearl Davis, Miss May Britton, Leslie Davis, Miss Blanche Greenhalgh, Miss Jenny Greenhalgh, Miss Annie M. Clough, Miss Rose Burnett, Miss Hope E. Carlton, Miss Beatrice Keach, Miss Irene Keach, Joseph Denoyelle, Mr. and Mrs. John P. Steere, Miss Helen Steere, Miss Gladys Saunders, Miss Charlotte Phillips, Miss Pauline Denoyel le, Miss Gladys Denoyelle, Miss Marion Irons, Walter C. Irons, Milton Steere, George Stone, Miss Ethel Phillips, Mrs. Clarence T. Greene, Miss Dorothy Steere.

Ella Steere (Mrs. Sabin Steere) and Wilson Peckham frying clam-cakes at Cherry Valley. Ella Steere served on the General Committee in 1906 and later on the Table, Refreshment, and Sandwich/Candy Committees through the 1920s. Near the end of the Old Home Day Celebrations, she served on the Chowder and Clamcake Committee. During the 1940s and into the 1950s she ran a roadside stand in Cherry Valley at which she sold chowder and clamcakes. Wilson Peckham and his wife served on Old Home Day Committees, starting in 1913 and continuing until her death late in the 1930s. For nearly two decades, they were in charge of making the chowder. Wilson was still active in Old Home Day as late as 1942. Courtesy of Leon Peckham.

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Saturday, August 11, 1923. President, Thomas W. Steere; Secretary, Miss Martha R. Fitch; Treasurer, Mrs. William W. Hopkins; Entertainment Committee, Fred W. Householder (Chairman), Miss Cora R. Greenhalgh, Sayles B. Steere, J. Curtis Hopkins, Fred Winsor, Mrs. Sayles B. Steere, Mrs. Frederick A. Marseilles, Mrs. Oscar R. Parr, Miss Martha R. Fitch, Benjamin F. Steere, James Britton, Mrs. Howard W. Farnum, Jesse B. Mowry; Table Committee, Mrs. James L. Brown (Chairman), Mrs. J. Curtis Hopkins, Mrs. Ernest E. Hopkins; Food Committee, Thomas W. Steere (Chairman), Wilson A. Peckham, C. Edwin Richmond, Fred Steere, Richard Fiske, Mrs. Thomas W. Steere, Percy Townend, J . Edwin Fitch, Charles Salisbury, Frank H. Peckham, Mrs. William Mars, Mrs. Percy Townend; Refreshment Committee, Mrs. Ella Steere (Chairman), Waldo E. Steere, Howard W. Steere, Miss Hortense Steere, George Steere, Mrs. Charles Salisbury, Everett Steere, Clifford Stone, Mrs. George Steere, Mrs. Frank F. Davis, Mrs. William Sherman, Mrs. Henry A. Sayles; Apron Committee, Mrs. Fred Steere (Chairman), Mrs. Stephen E. Davis, Mrs. Frank Peckham, Mrs. Waldo E. Steere, Mrs. Wilson A. Peckham, Mrs. Eugene F. Eddy, Mrs. George H. Clough; Bake Committee, William W. Hopkins (Chairman), Ernest E. Hopkins, Charles Anderson, John Mann, Elias Peckham, William Sherman; Selling Dinner Tickets, Stephen E. Davis, Fred M. Greenhalgh; Press Committee, Miss Martha R. Fitch; Decorating Committee, Clarence T. Greene (Chairman) , Miss Ruth E. Steere, Mrs. Russell P. Blackinton, Mrs. Clarence T. Greene, Frank G. Place; Clamcakes, Dishwashing and Incidentals, Mrs. Miranda Fiske (Chairman), Mrs. William W. Hopkins, Mrs. George Bronson, Mrs. Howard W. Farnum, Mrs. Wilson A. Peckham, Miss Cora R. Greenhalgh; Canvas Committee, Sayles B. Steere; General Committee, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Steere, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Keach, Miss Flora Bowers, Miss Amey Steere, Miss Roby Fiske, Miss Abby L. Paine, James Peckham, Albert G. Jones, Leroy S. Converse, Leon Chase, Ralph Peckham, Benjamin F. Steere, Jr., Earl Steere, Henry Hopkins, Miss Dorothy Hopkins, Miss Pearl Davis, Miss May Britton, Leslie Davis, Miss Blanche E. Greenhalgh, Miss Alcy M. Paine, Miss Alice Clough, Miss Rosa Burnett, Miss Hope E. Carlton, Miss Beatrice Keach, Miss Irene Keach, Joseph Denoyelle, Mr. and Mrs. John P. Steere, Miss Helen Steere, Miss Gladys Saunders, Mrs. Charlotte Phillips, Mrs. Alexander Marshall, Miss Gladys Denoyelle, Miss Marion R. Irons, Walter C. Irons, Milton Steere, George Stone, Mrs. Clifford Stone, Mrs. Clarence Greene, George Bronson, and Miss Dorothy Steere.

Hannah Mann, unknown, and Frances Olney. Mrs. Mann and Mrs. Olney were active on Old Home Day committees for several years in the period before the First World War. Courtesy of Clifford Brown.

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Saturday, August 16, 1924. Chairman, Thomas W. Steere; Secretary, Miss Martha R. Fitch; Treasurer, Mrs. William W. Hopkins; Entertainment Committee, Fred W. Householder (Chairman), Miss Cora R. Greenhalgh, Sayles B. Steere, J. Curtis Hopkins, Fred Winsor, Mrs. Sayles B. Steere, Mrs. Oscar R. Parr, Miss Martha R. Fitch, Benjamin F. Steere, James Britton, Mrs. Howard W. Farnum, Jesse B. Mowry, Rev. Pearson; Table Committee, Mrs. James L. Brown (Chairman), Mrs. J. Curtis Hopkins, Mrs. Ernest E. Hopkins; Food Committee, Thomas W. Steere (Chairman), Wilson A. Peckham, Edwin Fitch, Charles Salisbury, Frank H. Peckham, Mrs. William Mann, Mrs. Percy Townend; Refreshment Committee, Mrs. Ella Steere (Chairman), Waldo E. Steere, Mrs. Benjamin Steere, Jr., George Steere, Mrs. Charles Salisbury, Everett Steere, Clifford Stone, Mrs. George Steere, Mrs. Frank F. Davis, Mrs. William Sherman; Apron Committee, Mrs. Fred Steere (Chairman) , Mrs. Stephen E. Davis, Mrs. Frank Peckham, Mrs. Waldo E. Steere, Mrs. Wilson A. Peckham, Mrs. Eugene F. Eddy, Mrs. George H. Clough; Bake Committee, William W. Hopkins (Chairman), Ernest E. Hopkins, Charles Anderson, John Mann, Benjamin F. Steere, Jr., William Sherman; Selling Dinner Tickets, Stephen E. Davis, Fred M. Greenhalgh; Press Committee, Miss Martha R. Fitch; Decorating Committee, Clarence T. Greene (Chairman), Mrs. Frank G. Place, Mrs. Russell P. Blackinton, Frank G. Place; Clamcakes, Dishwashing and Incidentals, Mrs. Miranda Fiske (Chairman), Mrs. William W. Hopkins, Mrs. George Bronson, Mrs. Howard W. [Maude R.] Farnum, Mrs. Wilson A. Peckham, Miss Cora R. Greenhalgh; General Committee, Raymond Steere, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Keach, Miss Flora Bowers, Miss Roby Fiske, Miss Abby L. Paine, Albert G. Jones, Leroy S. Converse, Leon Chase, Ralph Peckham, Earl Steere, Henry Hopkins, Miss Dorothy Hopkins, Leslie Davis, Miss Annie M. Clough, Miss Alcy M. Paine, Miss Alice Clough, Miss Rosa Burnett, Miss Beatrice Keach, Miss Irene Keach, Joseph Denoyelle, Mr. and Mrs. John P. Steere, Miss Gladys Saunders, Mrs. Charlotte Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Marshall, Miss Gladys Denoyelle, Miss Marion R. Irons, Milton Steere, George Stone, Mrs. Clifford Stone, Mrs. Clarence Greene, Miss Irma Townend, Ira Townend, George Bronson, and Miss Dorothy Steere.

William W. and Lillian Hopkins, who served on Old Home Day Committees for forty years, starting with the very first event. Mr. Hopkins was Bake-master from the 1920s through the 1940s; Lillian (Brown) Hopkins was on the General Committee from 1906-1910, and served thirty-five years as Treasurer of the event, beginning in 1911. From the photographic collection of the late Robert E. Steere, courtesy of Martha Willard and Robert E. Steere, Jr.

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Saturday, August 15, 1925. Chairman, Rev. Carl E. Pearson; Secretary, Miss Martha R. Fitch; Treasurer, Mrs. William W. Hopkins; Entertainment Committee, Sayles B. Steere (Chairman), J. Curtis Hopkins, Fred Winsor, Benjamin F. Steere, Fred W. Householder, James Britton, Jesse B. Mowry, Rev. Carl E. Pearson, Mrs. Sayles B. Steere, Mrs. Oscar R. Parr, Miss Martha Fitch; Table Committee, Mrs. James L. Brown (Chairman), Mrs. J. Curtis Hopkins, Mrs. Ernest E. Hopkins; Food Committee, Thomas W. Steere (Chairman), Wilson A. Peckham, G. Edmond Richmond, Fred Steere, Percy Townend, James E. Fitch, Charles Salisbury, Frank H. Peckham, Mrs. William Mars, Mrs. Percy Townend; Refreshment Committee, Mrs. Ella Steere, (Chairman), Waldo E. Steere, Mrs. Benjamin F. Steere, Jr., George Steere, Mrs. Charles Salisbury, Everett Steere, Clifford Stone, Mrs. George Steere, Mrs. William Sherman; Apron Committee, Mrs. Stephen E. Davis, (Chairman), Mrs. Eugene L. Eddy, Mrs. Frank L. Davis; Bake Committee, William W. Hopkins, (Chairman), Ernest E. Hopkins, Charles Anderson, John Mann, Benjamin F. Steere, William Sherman; Selling Dinner Tickets, Stephen E. Davis, Fred M. Greenhalgh; Press Committee, Miss Martha R. Fitch; Decorating Committee, Clarence T. Greene, (Chairman), Mrs. Frank G. Place, Mrs. Russell P. Blackinton, Frank G. Place; Clamcakes, Dishwashing, and Incidentals, Mrs. Miranda Fiske, (Chairman), Mrs. William W. Hopkins, Mrs. George Bronson, Mrs. Wilson A. Peckham, Mr. and Mrs. John McBride, Mrs. Walter Stafford, Mrs. Charlotte Phillips; General Committee, Raymond Steere, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Kivel, Miss Roby Fiske, Miss Abby L. Paine, Albert G. Jones, Eliot Mann, Terry S. Converse, Leon Chase, Ralph Peckham, Earl Steere, George Sprague, Miss Hazel Wightman, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar A. Webster, Henry Hopkins, Miss Dorothy Hopkins, Miss Hope Carlton, Raymond Beek, Leslie Davis, Miss Annie Clough, Miss Alcy M. Paine, Miss Alice Clough, Miss Rosa Bernett, Miss Beatrice Keach, Miss Irene Keach, Joseph Denoyelle, Miss Caroline Burton, Miss Marjorie Burton, Mr. and Mrs. John P. Steere, J. Everett Clark, Miss Gladys Saunders, Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Marshall, Miss Gladys Denoyelle, Miss Marion R. Irons, Milton Steere, Leonard P. Sayles, Edward Roy, Thomas Denton, George Stone, Mrs. Clifford Stone, Miss Florence Stone, Miss Irma Townend, Ira Townend, George Bronson.

Picnic lunch in orchard: Hortense Steere (Mrs. Benjamin F.), second from left, and Ruth Paine Steere (Mrs. Raymond A.), second from right. Hortense Steere is first recorded as serving on the Refreshment Committee in 1914; she served on that committee and later on the Table Committee well into the 1930s. Ruth Paine Steere first appears on an Old Home Day committee in 1916, and she served throughout the years on the General Committee, the Apron Committee, the Novelty Committee, and the Supper Committee, remaining part of the leadership of the event through the last Old Home Day in 1947. Courtesy of Edna Kent.

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Saturday, August 21, 1926. Chairman, Thomas W. Steere; Secretary, Miss Martha Fitch; Treasurer, Mrs. William W. Hopkins; Entertainment Committee, Sayles B. Steere (Chairman), J. Curtis Hopkins, Fred Winsor, Benjamin F. Steere, Fred W. Householder, James Britton, Jesse B. Mowry, Rev. Elden G. Bucklin, Mrs. Sayles B. Steere, Mrs. Oscar R. Parr, Miss Martha Fitch; Table Committee, Mrs. James L. Brown (Chairman) , Mrs. J. Curtis Hopkins; Food Committee, Thomas W. Steere (Chairman), Wilson A. Peckham, G. Edwin Richmond, Fred Steere, Richard Fiske, Mrs. Thomas W. Steere, Mr. and Mrs. Percy Townend, Charles Salisbury, Frank H. Peckham, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Beebe; Refreshment Committee, Mrs. Ella Steere (Chairman) Waldo R. Steere, Mrs. Benjamin F. Steere, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. George Steere, Mrs. Charles Salisbury, Everett Steere, Clifford Stone, Mrs. William Sherman; Apron Committee, Mrs. Ernest E. Hopkins (Chairman), Mrs. George Stone, Mrs. Charles Salisbury; Bake Committee, William W. Hopkins, Ernest E. Hopkins, Charles Anderson, John Mann, Benjamin F. Steere, Jr., William Sherman; Selling Dinner Tickets, Stephen Davis, Fred Greenhalgh; Press Committee, Martha Fitch; Chowder Committee, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson A. Peckham; Decorating Committee, Clarence T. Greene (Chairman), Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Place, Mrs. Russell P. Blackinton; Clamcakes, Dishwashing, and Incidentals, Mrs. Miranda Fiske (Chairman), Mrs. William W. Hopkins, Mrs. Howard W. Steere, Mrs. Sayles B. Steere, Mrs. Howard W. Farnum, Miss Cora R. Greenhalgh, Mrs. Charlotte Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. George Bronson; General Committee, Raymond Steere, Elmer Keach, Miss Roby Fiske, Miss Abby L. Paine, Leroy Converse, Leon O. Chase, Ralph Peckham, Earl Steere, George Sprague, Henry Hopkins, Miss Dorothy Hopkins, Miss Hope Carlton, Raymond Beebe, Miss Annie M. Clough, Miss Alcy M. Paine, Miss Alice Clough, Miss Ross Burnett, Miss Beatrice Keach, Miss Irene Keach, Joseph Denoyelle, Caroline Burton, Marjorie Burton, Mr. and Mrs. John P. Steere, Alexander Marshall, Miss Marion R. Irons, Milton Steere, Leonard P. Sayles, Edward Roy, George Stone, Mrs. Clifford Stone, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Laime, Walter C. Irons, Ira Townend, Miss Irma Townend.

Ruth Paine Steere and her husband, Raymond Steere. Ruth and Raymond started serving together on the General Committee in the 1920s. Ruth also served on the Apron Committee, the Novelty Committee (of which she was Chair), and the Supper Committee. Raymond served on many committees, including the Grounds Committee in the 1930s. From John Steere Family Album, published by the Steere Family Association.

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Saturday, August 27, 1927. Chairman, Rev. Elden G. Bucklin; Secretary, Miss Martha R. Fitch; Treasurer, Mrs. William W. Hopkins; Entertainment Committee, Sayles B. Steere (Chairman), Mrs. William W. Hopkins, Rev. Elden G. Bucklin; Table Committee, Mrs. James L. Brown (Chairman), Mrs. J. Curtis Hopkins, Mrs. Howard R. Kent; Food Committee, Thomas W. Steere (Chairman), William W. Hopkins; Bake Committee , William W. Hopkins (Chairman), Charles Anderson, Ernest E. Hopkins, Benjamin F. Steere, Jr., William H. Sherman; Refreshment Committee, Mrs. Ella Steere (Chairman), Mrs. Benjamin F. Steere; Press Committee, Miss Martha R. Fitch; Apron Committee, Mrs. Raymond Steere, Mrs. Frank G. Place, Mrs. George D. Greenhalgh; Selling Dinner Tickets, Stephen E. Davis; Chowder Committee, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson A. Peckham; Decorating Committee, Clarence T. Green; Clamcakes, Dishwashing, Incidentals, Mrs. William W. Hopkins [This presumably truncated list from the newspaper seems to mention the principal figures on the above-listed committees.]

Amey Steere, who served on the Old Home Day General Committee from 1919 through 1923. Courtesy of Clifford Brown.

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Saturday, August 18, 1928. Chairman, Rev. Elden G. Bucklin; Arrangements (partial list), Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gilbert, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Beebe, Mrs. Charles Salisbury, Edward Leroy, George D. Greenhalgh, Mrs. Percy Townend, Mr. and Mrs. James Mitchell, Mrs. Rosie Rivers, Clarence Farnum, Mr. and Mrs. George Bronson, Mrs. Bertha Simons, Mrs. Charles Rankin, Mrs. Miranda Fiske, Mrs. Howard W. Farnum, Mrs. Fred Steere, Mr. and Mrs. Enoch M. Steere, Sayles B. Steere, Arthur Paine, Mr. and Mrs. Howard W. Steere, Fred Householder.

Dorothy Hopkins, who served on the Old Home Day General Committee from 1921 to 1926. Courtesy of Clifford Brown.

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Saturday, August 17, 1929. Chairman, Rev. Elden G. Bucklin; Secretary, Mrs. Martha R. Fitch; Treasurer, Mrs. William W. Hopkins; Entertainment Committee, Rev. Elden G. Bucklin (Chairman); Table Committee, Mrs. James L. Brown (Chairman), Mrs. Russell P. Blackinton, Mrs. James H. Greenhalgh, Mrs. Benjamin F. Steere, Jr., "with sixteen waiters at each of the four tables"; Food Committee, William W. Hopkins (Chairman); Refreshment Committee, Miss Ella A. Steere (Chairman); Apron Committee, Mrs. Leroy S. Converse (Chairman), Mrs. George D. Greenhalgh, Mrs. Raymond A. Steere; Bake Committee, William W. Hopkins (Chairman), Charles Anderson, Enoch M. Steere, Benjamin F. Steere, Jr., Everett Steere, William H. Sherman; Selling Dinner Tickets, Stephen E. Davis; Press Committee, Miss Martha R. Fitch (Chairman); Chowder Committee, Mrs. Wilson A. Peckham (Chairman); Clamcakes, Mrs. Miranda Fiske (Chairman); Grounds Committee, Sayles B. Steere, William W. Hopkins; Decorating Committee, Percy Townend, Miss Irma Townend.

Alcy Paine Steere, who served on the Old Home Day General Committee from 1919 through 1926, and on other committees subsequently, including the Supper Committee in 1942. Her husband, Everett Steere, served on the Refreshment Committee during the 1920s, and on the Bake Committee, starting in 1929 and continuing into the 1940s. He also served on the Grounds Committee and held a leadership role in the event throughout much of the 1940s. Courtesy of Clifford Brown.

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Saturday, August 16, 1930. Chairman, Rev. Elden G. Bucklin; committee members (partial list), Enoch M. Steere, Ernest E. Hopkins, Charles Anderson, Howard Steere, William Sherman, Fred Householder, James Mitchell, Benjamin F. Steere, Jr., Everett Steere, William W. Hopkins.

Helen Steere, later Helen Steere Brown, who served on the Table Committee and the General Committee from 1919 through 1923. Courtesy of Clifford Brown.

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Saturday, August 8, 1931. Chairman, Rev. Elden G. Bucklin; Treasurer, Mrs. William W. Hopkins; Committee Chairmen: Entertainment, Rev. Elden G. Bucklin; Table, Mrs. James L. Brown; Food, William W. Hopkins; Tickets, Stephen Davis; Press, Miss Martha Fitch; Chowder, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson A. Peckham; Clamcakes, Mrs. Miranda Fiske; Bake, William Hopkins; Grounds, Sayles B. Steere; Decorating, Bab-Mish-Mick-Peg -Club; Bake Committee, William Hopkins (Chairman), Benjamin F. Steere, Jr., Charles Anderson, Ernest Hopkins, William Sherman, Everett Steere, Enoch Steere; Table Committee Mrs. James L. Brown (Chairman), Mrs. J. Curtis Hopkins, Mrs. Russell Blackinton, Mrs. Benjamin F. Steere, Jr., Miss Marion Irons.

Fred and Maude Steere. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Steere are first recorded serving on an Old Home Day committee -- the Table Committee -- in 1910. From then through the late 1920s, he served on the Food Committee, and she on the Table Committee and Apron Committee, becoming its chair in 1923. She continued to be active on Old Home Day committees (especially the Refreshment and Food Sale Committees), through the 1940s, and was on the General Committee in 1947, the last year the event was held. From John Steere Family Album, published by the Steere Family Association.

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Saturday, August 20, 1932. Chairman, Rev. Elden G. Bucklin; Secretary, Miss Martha R. Fitch; Treasurer, Mrs. William W. Hopkins; Bake Committee, William W. Hopkins (Bakemaster), Walter F. Keach, Everett Steere, Ernest Hopkins, Enoch Steere, Benjamin F. Steere, Jr., William Sherman, Frank Richards; Selling Tickets, Mr. Stephen E. Davis; Table Committee, Mrs. James L. Brown, Mrs. Russell P. Blackinton, Mrs. Benjamin F. Steere, Jr.; Chowder, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson A. Peckham; Clamcakes, Mrs. Miranda Fiske; General Committee, Mrs. Ernest E. Hopkins , Mrs. Ella A. Steere, Mrs. Leroy S. Converse, Sayles B. Steere, members of the Young Men's Bible Class of the Chepachet Union Church, and the B.M.M.P. Club.

Mrs. Russell Blackinton and Henry Sayles. Mrs. Blackinton served on the Old Home Day Decorating Committee for several years, starting in 1922. Later, she served for many years on the Table Committee. Henry Sayles, pictured above, was a longtime Old Home Day supporter and participant. From the scrap book of Edith Floyd, courtesy of Diane Nobles.

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Saturday, August 19, 1933. Chairman, Rev. Elden G. Bucklin; Secretary, Miss Martha R. Fitch; Treasurer, Mrs. William W. Hopkins; Entertainment Committee, Rev. Elden Bucklin, Sayles B. Steere, Frank W. Gilbert, Mrs. Frank Capwell, Henry Lewin; Tables, Mrs. James L. Brown; Food, William Hopkins; Tickets, Frank Capwell; Publicity, Martha Fitch; Chowder, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson A. Peckham; Novelties, Mrs. Raymond A. Steere and Mrs. Ernest E. Hopkins; Grounds, Sayles B. Steere and the Young Men's Bible Class of Chepachet Union Church.

Frank and Ruth Place. Mr. Place began serving on the Table Committee in 1919. He and Mrs. Place served on the Decorating Committee for many years thereafter. Mrs. Place also served on the Apron Committee, Advertising Committee, and other committees as long as the event continued into the 1940s. From John Steere Family Album, published by the Steere Family Association.

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Saturday, August 18, 1934. Chairman, Rev. Elden G. Bucklin; Secretary, Miss Martha R. Fitch; Treasurer, Mrs. William W. Hopkins; Entertainment Committee, Rev. Elden G. Bucklin, Sayles B. Steere, Frank W. Gilbert, Mrs. Frank Capwell, Henry Lewin; Table Committee, Mrs. James L. Brown (Chairman); Food Committee, William W. Hopkins (Chairman); Refreshment Committee, Mrs. Ella A. Steere (Chairman); Novelty Table, Mrs. Raymond A. Steere, Mrs. Ernest E. Hopkins, Mrs. George D. Greenhalgh; Bake Committee, William W. Hopkins (Chairman); Selling Tickets, Frank A. Capwell; Publicity Committee, Miss Martha R. Fitch; Chowder Committee, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson A. Peckham; Clamcake Committee, Mrs. Miranda Fiske (Chairman); Grounds Committee, Sayles B. Steere and the Goodfellows Class of the Chepachet Union Church; Decorating Committee, Young Women's Class of the Chepachet Union Church Sunday School.

Mary and Robert Steere. Robert Steere served on Old Home Day committees, beginning in 1919. He served as Secretary of the event in the 1940s. Mary Steere was also active in contributing to Old Home Day and is mentioned as being on the committee in 1943. From John Steere Family Album, published by the Steere Family Association.

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Saturday, August 17, 1935. General Chairman, Rev. Elden G. Bucklin; Secretary, Miss Martha R. Fitch; Treasurer, Mrs. William W. Hopkins; Entertainment Committee, Rev. Elden G. Bucklin, Sayles B. Steere, Frank W. Gilbert, Mrs. Frank A. Capwell, Henry Lewin; Table Committee, Mrs. James L. Brown (Chairman); Food Committee, William W. Hopkins (Chairman); Refreshment Committee, Frank A. Capwell (Chairman); Novelty Table, Mrs. Raymond A. Steere, Mrs. Ernest E. Hopkins, Mrs. Frank H. Peckham from the Union Church Society of the Chepachet Union Church; Bake Committee, William W. Hopkins (Chairman); Selling Dinner Tickets, Frank W. Gilbert; Publicity Committee, Miss Martha R. Fitch; Chowder Committee, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson A. Peckham; Clamcake Committee, Mrs. Miranda Fiske (Chairman); Grounds Committee, Sayles B. Steere and the Goodfellows Class of the Chepachet Union Sunday School; Decorating Committee, Young Women's Class of the Chepachet Union Church Sunday School.

Elias Peckham, Clara Peckham Barnes, and James Peckham. Elias served on the Decorating and Clambake committees between 1920 and 1923; Clara was active on Old Home Day Committees from 1911 through 1920; Jim served between 1919 and 1923. Courtesy of Leon Peckham.

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Saturday, August 15, 1936. Chairman, Rev. Elden G. Bucklin; Secretary, Miss Martha R. Fitch; Treasurer, Mrs. William W. Hopkins; Entertainment Committee, Rev. Elden G. Bucklin (Chairman); Table Committee, Mrs. James L. Brown (Chairman); Food Committee, William W. Hopkins (Chairman); Refreshment Committee, Frank A. Capwell (Chairman); Novelty Committee, Mrs. Raymond A. Steere (Chairman), Mrs. George D. Greenhalgh, Mrs. Ernest E. Hopkins; Bake Committee, William W. Hopkins (Chairman); Selling Tickets, Frank W. Gilbert; Publicity, Miss Martha R. Fitch; Chowder and Clamcakes, Mrs. Miranda Fiske and Richard Fiske; Grounds Committee, Sayles B. Steere, Raymond A. Steere, Benjamin F. Steere, Jr., Everett M. Steere, Walter F. Keach, Sr., the Goodfellows Class of the Chepachet Union Church; Decorating Committee, Young Women's Class of the Chepachet Union Church Sunday School.

Ruth Peckham Mann, who served on Old Home Day committees during the late teens and early 1920s, including the Table Committee. Courtesy of Leon Peckham.

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August 21, 1937. Food Sale, Miss Atley Corbin; Chowder, Mrs. Charles Salisbury; Clamcakes, Mrs. Miranda Fiske; Grabs, Bab-Mich-Mic-Peg Class; Frankfurts, Mrs. Henry Lewin, Mrs. Earle Salisbury, Mrs. James Whittaker; Soda, Henry Lewin, Ernest Hopkins, Earle Salisbury; Grounds, the Goodfellows Class of the Chepachet Union Church; Candy, Frank Capwell; Entertainment, Rev. Elden G. Bucklin; Novelties and Aprons, Union Church Society; Advertising, Mrs. James L. Brown, Mrs. Frank Place.

Ernest E. Hopkins. Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins were among the most active participants on Old Home Day committees. Mr. Hopkins served on the first Old Home Day Table Committee in 1906, and served on committees for several decades thereafter. He was on the General Committee, the Food Committee, the Bake Committee, the Refreshments Committee, and the Grounds Committee. Mrs. Hopkins, another very faithful committee member, served for a quarter century on committees, including the Table Committee, the Apron Committee (which she headed in 1926), the Novelty Committee, the Entertainment Committee, the Refreshment Committee, and the Food Sale Committee. Courtesy of Stephen Hopkins.

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Saturday, August 20, 1938. Chairman, Henry H. Lewin; Bakemaster, William W. Hopkins; General Committee, Mrs. Annie L. Gilbert, Mrs. William W. Hopkins.

James Whittaker and Catherine Whitaker. Mr. and Mrs. Whitaker were active in Old Home Day events, with Mrs. Whitaker taking a leadership position on the food committees in the 1930s and on the Entertainment Committees in the 1940s. Courtesy of Edna Kent.

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Saturday, August 21, 1939. General Chairman, Henry H. Lewin; Secretary, Mrs. Annie L. Gilbert; Treasurer, Mrs. William W. Hopkins; General Committee, Sen. George D. Greenhalgh, Council President Ernest E. Hopkins, Councilman Everett M. Steere, Fire Chief Walter F. Keach, Sr.

Mr. Frank Capwell. Mr. and Mrs. Capwell were very active on Old Home Day committees for at least a decade from the mid-1930's through the 1940s. He sold tickets and served on the Refreshment Committee, the Candy Committee, the Publicity Committee, and on the Refreshments and Food Sale Committee. She was on the Entertainment Committee for several years and on the Refreshments and Food Sale committee during the 1940s. Courtesy of Stephen Hopkins.

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Saturday, August 17, 1940. Bake arranged by William W. Hopkins, Ernest E. Hopkins, Benjamin F. Steere, Jr., Everett M. Steere, William Sherman, Walter F. Keach.

Mrs. Flora Phetteplace Sherman, who first served on an Old Home Day committee in 1906, and continued to serve, together with her husband, William Sherman, into the 1940s. The Shermans were among the most active Old Home Day supporters and participants. She was a member of the Refreshments Committee for many years, starting in 1923. Courtesy of Elaine Whitlock.

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Saturday, August 16, 1941. General Chairman, Henry H. Lewin; Secretary, Mrs. Frank W. Gilbert; Treasurer, Mrs. William W. Hopkins.

Mr. William Sherman, longtime Old Home Day supporter and activist, pictured here with granddaughter Joanne Collins. Mr. and Mrs. Sherman served together on the Table Committee in 1916, and served on many committees thereafter; he was a key member of the Bake Committee for about two decades, starting in 1921. She was active on the Refreshments Committee for many years, starting in 1923. Courtesy of Elaine Whitlock.

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Saturday, August 22, 1942. General Chairman, Henry H. Lewin; Secretary, Mrs. Annie L. Gilbert; Treasurer, Mrs. William W. Hopkins; Publicity, Rev. Elden G. Bucklin, Frank W. Gilbert, Frank A. Capwell; Chowder and Clamcakes, Mrs. Charles Salisbury, Mrs. Arthur Place, Mrs. Miranda Fiske, Wilson Peckham; Entertainment, Rev. Bucklin, Miss. Ella Hopkins, Sen. George D. Greenhalgh, Mrs. Ernest E. Hopkins; Refreshments and Food Sale, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Capwell, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hopkins, Mrs. Fred Steere; Novelty Table, Union Church Society; Supper, Mrs. James L. Brown, Mrs. Raymond Steere, Mrs. Everett Steere, Mrs. Helen Swanson, Mrs. Clifford Stone; Clamcake and Chowder Service, Mrs. Earle Salisbury, Mrs. Henry H. Lewin, Mrs. Wallace Tower, Miss Mildred Salisbury; Sound Effects, Fred G. Halbig; Grounds, Ernest E. Hopkins, Earl Salisbury, William H. Howard, Gerald E. Van Bever.

Cliff and Blanche Greenhalgh Greene. Blanch was an active Old Home Day committee member, starting in 1921, serving on the Table Committee and the General Committee. From the 1982 Directory of the Chepachet Union Church. Courtesy of Jane Steere.

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Saturday, August 21, 1943. General Chairman, Ernest S. Hopkins; Secretary, Robert E. Steere, Sr.; Treasurer, Mrs. William W. Hopkins; Publicity, Rev. Elden G. Bucklin (Chairman); Food Sale, Mrs. Fred Steere (Chairman); Entertainment, Rev. Elden G. Bucklin (Chairman); Supper, Mrs. George D. Greenhalgh (Chairman); Grounds, Henry Lewin (Chairman). Other Committee members included: Mrs. Robert E. Steere, Mrs. Elmer Keach, Mrs. George Stone.

Caroline Burton. We have a record of Caroline Burton, her sister Marjorie, and her brother Bill serving on Old Home Day committees in the 1920s, including the General Committee. They may also have served on committees later on. From the 1982 Directory of the Chepachet Union Church. Courtesy of Jane Steere.

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Saturday, August 19, 1944. General Chairman, Rev. Elden G. Bucklin; Co-Chairman, Earle R. Salisbury; Secretary, Robert E. Steere; Treasurer, Mrs. William W. Hopkins; Chowder and Clam Cake Committee, Miss Florrie Place, Mrs. Ella Steere, Mrs. Fred Steere, Mrs. J. Curtis Hopkins, Richard Fiske, and members of the Rho Delta Club; Supper Committee, Glocester Canteen Unit assisted by Mrs. Willard Hall, Mrs. Clifford Stone, Mrs. George D. Greenhalgh, Mrs. Arthur Cole; Food Sale, Mrs. Beatrice Bucklin, Mrs. Peter Peterson, Mrs. Robert Paton, Mrs. Ernest E. Hopkins; Novelty Table, Union Church Society, assisted by Mrs. Alma Keach, Mrs. George Stone; Entertainment, Miss Louise Steere, Miss Ella Hopkins, Rev. Elden G. Bucklin; Publicity, Rev. and Mrs. Elden G. Bucklin.

Bill Burton. Bill served on Old Home Day committees in the 1920s, including the Bake Committee. From the 1982 Directory of the Chepachet Union Church. Courtesy of Jane Steere.

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Saturday, August 18, 1945. General Chairman, Rev. Elden G. Bucklin; Secretary, Mrs. Annie Gilbert; Treasurer, Mrs. William W. Hopkins; Sound Effects, Fred G. Halbig; Food Sale, Mrs. J. Curtis Hopkins, Mrs. Ernest E. Hopkins, Mrs. Fred Steere; Novelties, Mrs. Gladys Keach (Chairman) and the Ladies Union Church Society; Chowder and Clamcakes, Rho Delta Club, headed by Mrs. Irene Salisbury, Mrs. Ruth Lewin; Entertainment, Miss Louise Steere, Mrs. James Whittaker.

Alex and Pauline Marshall. The Marshalls served on the Old Home Day General Committee during the 1920s. From the 1982 Directory of the Chepachet Union Church. Courtesy of Jane Steere.

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Saturday, August 17, 1946. General Chairman, Rev. Elden G. Bucklin; Secretary, Mrs. Irene Salisbury; Treasurer, Mrs. William W. Hopkins.

Gerald and Louise Steere Van Bever. Gerry Van Bever served on the Grounds Committee in 1942 before leaving for the service; Louise Steere served on the Entertainment Committee, starting in 1944, and directed plays and musicals for Old Home Day celebrations during the 1940s. They were married in 1948, the year after the last Old Home Day. From John Steere Family Album, published by the Steere Family Association.

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Saturday, August 16, 1947. General Chairman, Rev. Elden G. Bucklin; Treasurer, Mrs. James L. Brown; Other Committee Members: Mrs. Ruth Place, Mrs. J. Curtis Hopkins, Mrs. Fred Steere, Mrs. Walter F. Smith, Mrs. Raymond Steere, Earle Salisbury, Walter F. Keach, Jr., Henry Lewin, Ernest S. Hopkins, William Howard.

Bessie Phetteplace Migneault. In the later years of Old Home Day, the newspapers did not list the full committees, and many people who served for a long period of time therefore do not appear in these listings. One of these committee members for many years was Bessie Migneault who worked on the Table Committees and who helped prepare the food during the 1930s and 1940s. Courtesy of Clifford Brown.

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