Rain Mars Picnic Sat’y At Bakerton. Fine Dinner Enjoyed By Guests; Many Officials Present.
The Bakerton plant of the Standard Lime and Stone Company held its annual picnic at Duke’s Woods Saturday, activities getting under way at 4:30. Inclement weather marred an otherwise successful afternoon in that the attendance was well under former years.
Officials present included: Daniel Baker, Jr., Baltimore, Md.; F. C. Thomas, D. R. Vorhees, Paul Specht, Paul Myers, all of Martinsburg; G. D. Garvin, Charles Town; W. J. Flanagan, Capon Roads, Va.; G. D. Hill, Millville; W. J. Young, Charles Town; Mr. Marsh, Havre de Grace, Md.; W. J. B. Houser, Superintendent Bakerton plant; D. R. Houser, retired, Supt. Bakerton plant.
In the games and contests held prior to the supper, Billie Springs won going away in the sack race for children over 12. Other contests included: Three-legged race for children over 12, won by Sailor and Martin, Samples Manor, Md.; Cracker contest, won by Roy and Bobby Jones; Bicycle race for girls up to 16 years, won by Miss D. B. Barnes, Winchester, Va.; second, Miss Jean Claybaugh, third, Miss Jerlene Farling; Bicycle race for boys up to 16 years, won by Charles Moler, second, Bruce Claybaugh, third, Bert Loudoun.
Following these games supper was served from 5:30 to 7, followed by community singing at 7:15.
Later the older men and women engaged in a series of contests, namely: Tug of war between guests and mine men, won by mine team. Rolling-pin contest for ladies, won by Mrs. Helen Mills; tug of war between mine workers and top crew, won by mine men; Potatoe race for adults, won by Dorothy Knott and Willard Moler; best race for girls, won by Betty Jane Moore, Sharpsburg, Md.; Find the shoes, for children, won by Gordon Knott; Neck tie race for ladies, won by Mrs. Olin Knott, Sr.; Finishing contest for the ladies, won by Mrs. Edgar Mills.
Music for the evening was furnished by the “Little German Band,” of Frederick, Md. Ladies of the Presbyterian Church served sandwiches, soft drinks, ice cream and cake at a refreshment booth. Table decorations were by the ladies of the Presbyterian Church.
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