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Vacation Bible School
sponsored by the Hartford Methodist and Federated churches

circa 1943

     2005 – Photo submitted by Sue Patterson Dowd                                                                                                                                                                               Photo by Adolph Hann
Front Row L-R
1.   Morris Tuttle*
2.   Unknown Girl
3.   Stanley Dowd*
4.   Florence Yates
5.   Cherlyn Serene
6.   Clair Bullard
7.   Margie Dyer
8.   Judy Miller*
9.    Roger McLeod
10. Joan Sukach
11. Jackie Miller*
12. Dickie Keech*
13. Ralph Patterson
14. Sue Patterson
15. Jackie Dyer
16. Charles Gifford*
17. Bonnie Hammond*
18. Yvonne Young
19. Jean Ellyn Day*
20. Claudette Grosse
21. Carolyn Clough*
2nd Row From Front L-R
1.   Lou Ann Richardson*
2.   Dickie Smith*
3.   David Rittase
4.   George Sukach
5.   Rebekah Serene*
6.   Joan Miller*
7.   Joan Coleman*
8.   Beverly Myers
9.   Sue Durbin*
10. Lou Ann Keech*
11. Nancy Pierce
12. Mary Smith
13. Virginia Kinder
14. Helen Dyer
15. Deloris Brown
16. Donnalee Kabel


3th Row From Front L-R
1.   Buddy Hammond*
2.   Louis Patterson
3.   Lois Patterson
4.   Willie Griffin
5.   Mary Louise Pomeroy
6.   Donna Durbin
7.   Marilyn Myers
8.   Helen Forbush*
9.   Gale Clover
10. Ruth Lyle*
11. Sylvia Yates
13. Jimmie Keech*
14. David Rose
15. Bob Witt*
16. David Rose
Back Row L-R
1.    George Olds*
3.    Jean Hammond*
4.    Jean Minshall*
5.    Helen Carpp*
6.    Gordon Lyle*
7.    Mabel Coleman
8.    Betty Wilson*
9.    Peggy Haynes
10.  Gerald Lyle*
11.  Harold Witt*
12.  Morris Miller*
13.  Rosemary Mulligan
14.  Wayne Griffin
Others mentioned
Camilla Haight*
Nellie VanLiere*
Wallace Haight*
Jimmie Sumwalt*
Beverly Weeks*
Margaret McLeod*
Claude Robinson*
Dennis Sumwalt*
Larry Pierce
These children were among those who attended the ten-day vacation Bible school sponsored by the Hartford Methodist and Federated churches.  The school was conducted this year at the Federated church under the supervision of Mrs. George Olds, the above picture being taken on the occasion of the Sunday evening program presented by the students.  The school closed Friday.

* Indicates perfect attendance record

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