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Woman’s Club celebrates 100 years

The Woman’s Club of Farmville GFWC (General Federation of Woman’s Club) celebrated its 100-year anniversary Wednesday, March 4, at the Farmville Train Station.

Club President Deborah McClintock began the celebration with a brief overview of the club’s history of service to the community.

The club evolved from the Fortnightly Music Club organized in 1914, and was reorganized as The Woman’s Club of Farmville May 19, 1920.

The club has spent a century supporting the unity of its members by promoting the civic, cultural, educational and social welfare of the community.

Women’s Club representatives from several of the federated club’s districts came out to support the occasion, including GFWC Alice Kyle District President Yolan Williams.

Others present at the celebration included current members, Junior Woman’s Club members, Farmville Town Manager Dr. C. Scott Davis, Farmville Chief of Police Andy Ellington and Farmville Mayor David Whitus.

Whitus presented a proclamation to attendees in recognition of the club’s 100 years of service to the Farmville and Prince Edward community.

Whitus proclaimed Wed., March 4, 2020 as The Woman’s Club of Farmville, Virginia GFWC Day.

The club has amassed an abundance of records over its century of service. McClintock announced at the celebration that the club would be presenting its archives to the Longwood Greenwood Library as a part of the university’s program to archive information from local organizations for preservation and research.

Library Archives and Records Specialist Jamie Krogh was present Wednesday to acknowledge the gift.

Partygoers spent the afternoon sharing memories of how the club touched their lives before enjoying a humongous 100 year “birthday” cake.