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Clive Red Cross in the World Wars

In Alix, Alberta on November 7, 2016 at 8:20 PM

From “Clive (Valley City)”

During World War I Clive had a very active Red Cross Society.  Large sums of money were raised at suppers, bake sales, teas, etc.  An abundance of knitted socks and sweaters were made by the women of the community and given to the Society.  The Red Cross was also very active during World War II.  Every Saturday tea was served by two women of the community and, again, lots of knitted goods were turned in as well as hospital supplies such as pyjamas and bed jackets, etc.  At the end of World War II, a group of women met and formed the Welcome Home Club.  This club had a party in the community hall, honoring sometimes one or more returned men.  Each single man was presented with a leather shaving kit, and for those returning with a bride, a community shower was held.

From Pioneers and Progress, Alix Clive Historical Society, 1974

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