Woman's Club Serves the Community

The Story Woman's Club celebrates its centennial this year. (Sheridan Media file photo)
The Story Woman's Club celebrates its centennial this year. (Sheridan Media file photo)

Chartered in December 1919, the Story Woman's Club is celebrating its 100th year this year.

Sherri Hickman, who's one of the club's lifetime trustees, said the club was originally called the Story Community Club, and there were 18 members.

She said the organization at that time met in people's homes.

Hickman said that required a deed, and at that time, in 1945, the name of the organization was changed to the Story Woman's Club.

In an interview this past weekend, during Story Days, Joan Griffin, who's another lifetime trustee of the club, said the club today boasts nearly 90 members. Griffin said for her, the club is the heart of the Story community.

In honor of the club's centennial, Griffin, Hickman and lifetime trustee Patty Hoover were the grand marshals of this year's Story Days parade.

Hickman said activities of the club include providing funeral dinners for anyone who requests them. She said from 35 to 100 people may be served during one of the dinners.

Since 1975, as a fundraiser, the club has provided annual turkey dinners, served on the first Thursday after the first Sunday in October. Hickman said about 400 dinners are served every year.

She said the Woman's Club works with school children in Story and a Woman's Club museum committee supported the Story museum for four years, until a separate museum committee was formed.

The Story museum is still located behind the Woman's Club building.

The woman's club serves the community, as when the women provided lunch during Story Days this past weekend. (Sheridan Media file photo)
The woman's club serves the community, as when the women provided lunch during Story Days this past weekend. (Sheridan Media file photo)
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