Granville Sentinel – June 24, 1943

All transcriptions by Matthew Rice of the Granville Sentinel.  Original errors were left in the copy as printed unless otherwise noted.

Granville Sentinel

Firemen Stage Carnival As Town Clock Benefit

Granville New York, June 24, 1943

With the Town Clock campaign in its final drive the Granville fire department will stage a carnival and entertainment on the Mettowee Grange lot, W. Main St., Saturday night, July 3, with all the proceeds gleaned from the night’s entertainment to be contribute to the Town Clock Fund.

Co-operating with the war effort, the firemen have decided to forego their annual carnival in August, and will, instead, stage a one-night’s entertainment for the town clock.

Among the games and attractions will be bingo, duck pond, the high striker, fish pond and such others as the lot will accommodate. A hot dog sand will also be open and an ice cream booth if possible.

Contributions are being received by Michael T. Minogue, chairman of the Community Clock committee, and slogans for the inscription on the clock are being received and filed by Morris Rote-Rosen, secretary of the committee.

The town clock will be erected as a memorial to the men in the service. Chairman Michael T. Minogue has reported that every one of the committee soliciting funds has met with a generous response and it is expected that the one night carnival may bring the total up to the amount required for the purchase of the clock.

The carnival was decided upon as the best means for many who may wish to contribute in this way to the clock fund by attending the carnival on the night of the 3rd of July. There are many children who have requested that they be given an opportunity to pay their share and no better way can be found that with the program scheduled for a week from this Saturday night.

It is expected that within two weeks after the carnival full announcements will be made to the public about the probable date of the dedication of the electric town clock on the corner of the Washington County National Bank building.

A patriotic program will be arranged and the public will be invited to participate in the dedication ceremonies.

Contributions are being received from various sources, many being sent from people residing out of town. These are greatly appreciated and checks or money orders should be made payable to Michael T. Minogue, chairman.

There are 40 slogans filed with Morris Rote-Rosen, secretary of the committee and more are being received almost daily. The best slogan, selected by the judges, will be inscribed above the face of the clock. A $5 cash prize will be presented to the winner at the dedication exercises, and if there is a tie, the judges will decide about duplicating the award.

The Saturday night entertainment on the West Main street parking lot will open about 7 o’clock and will continue until 12 o’clock midnight. Music will be furnished by the Granville band which is also donating its services for the benefit of the clock. A complete list of those who contributed for the town clock will be published in the Sentinel upon completion of the drive for funds.


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