"Peace Memorial's Three/Quarter Centenial Picnic - 1961"

Peace Memorial Church United Church of Christ was founded in 1886 as the Friedens Evangalischen Kirche. That translates as Peace Evangelical Church. In the early days, all services were conducted in German. Somewhere around the war years, Peace added the name "Memorial". Peace Memorial became a part of the United Church of Christ in 1957.

In 1961, Peace Memorial celebrated its Dodranscentennial (75) year with many special events. One that I happened to photograph was the Centenial Picnic. Among the fun features was the number of members who dressed up in 1890's costumes as a way of commemorating the anniversary.

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