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The "Merry Eight" Go to New York

hanksThe Summit Record of March 8, 1902 reported that the Board of Education held a special meeting to consider a request from the Board of Health: that all students attending Summit schools be required to be vaccinated against smallpox. New cases of the disease were being reported daily in surrounding communities. The Board agreed unanimously.

The newly-established Canoe Brook Country Club was nearly ready to break ground for its clubhouse on the western slope of Hobart Hill. The clubhouse design was by New York architect Warrington G. Lawrence. Membership was expected to be about 250 persons.

A group of Summit boys and girls known as the "Merry Eight" formed at the beginning of winter, and lived up to their name by enjoying skating, sleighing lunches, and other outdoors fun. The paper reported that they travelled into New York City on the 12:04 train to see the musical play "Foxy Granpa". The trip was chaperoned by Mrs. G.O. Leavitt.

A recipe for "Turkish Delight" candy was reprinted from the New York Post. In the classified ads: Wanted, a girl to be an apprentice and errand girl to a dressmaker. For sale, good fresh young cow, cheap. Found, a bull-terrier pup.

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