Wednesday Study Club enjoys power point about community room

The Wednesday Study Club met on March 13 at the D Brown Library with eleven members present. 

Pat Runcie called the meeting to order and flag pledges were recited with an invocation by Carol Stock.  

Stock introduced the Power Point program that she and Sharon Skupin created a number of years ago.  

Titled “If Walls Could Talk, “ they showed how the Community Room of the D Brown Library was such an integral part of the Rosebud community.  

The following statement of unknown source:  “The heritage of the past is the seed that brings forth the harvest of the future” was the inspiration for the program.  

Skupin found much of her information from a scrapbook of Rosebud from the 1950’s and 1960’s that had been donated to the Memorial Room.   Community activities included  agriculture and Garden Club meetings as well as blood drives and sugar cube polio vaccinations.  For the youth there were piano and voice recitals along with Homecoming and SAS dances.  

Old and young have celebrated many birthday parties and have come together for family reunions.  Many brides held their showers as well as wedding receptions at the Community Room and years later, milestone wedding anniversaries were celebrated.  Fathers and daughters shared box dinners at the Campfire social and Boy Scouts held meetings there.  During this time the Wednesday Study Club held their monthly meetings with notable speakers.  C. F. Brown, a Rosebud banker and landowner, deeded the library and its grounds in memory of his late wife D Brown in 1949.  

During the presentation of the building, Brown stated:  “I am glad to have the privilege of presenting this building to the people of Rosebud territory.  It is an expression of love and appreciation for my late wife, D Brown, who always loved Rosebud and the Rosebud people.  

It is given as a memorial to her.  I hope that it is to be a living memorial, one that will be of service and benefit to many people both today and tomorrow.  I hope that those who use it will enjoy it.”  

The Wednesday Study Club will celebrate 75 years of the D Brown Library on Sunday April 28, with a program that will include this Power Point presentation followed by a reception.  The entire Rosebud area is invited to attend.

Discussion was directed toward anniversary reception plans.  Mary Ann Mitchell showed the printed invitations and displayed decanters with flowers and tiny lights for table decorations.  She showed examples of imprinted napkins, cookie bag labels, and library book decorated sheet paper for the flyer announcements. There was discussion about the charcuterie cup refreshments.   

Mitchell found a poem written by Elnora Aycock that paid tribute to Mrs. Stubbs and would like to frame it and put it on display that day.  All agreed it would be a nice addition.

Refreshments were served in the Memorial Room.  The table was centered with a fresh flower arrangement that was encircled by a wreath of colorful robin eggs.  A meat tray with a variety of bread and crackers, along with a vegetable and fruit tray were served.  Mini cupcakes were decorated with colorful spring embellishments.  Hostesses were Runcie and Beth Allen.

After refreshments, several members dusted and straightened the Memorial Room in preparation for the 43rd Annual Golden Years Reunion to be held on April 6, 2024.  The next WSC meeting will be on April 10 when the group will finalize plans for the 75th anniversary reception.  




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