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THE AVA CITIZEN
7TH ANNUAL HOMECOMING
FRIDAY, JULY 1 and July 15, 1927

HOME COMERS


Donated by ©Jack Callahan


JULY 1 - Ava's Seventh Annual Home Coming will be held in this city on Friday and Saturday, August 19 and 20, 1927.  Ava has held six successful home comings and it is fully expected that the seventh will also be a successful affair.  At least the committee in charge is so determined and is putting forth its best efforts to insure such a result.

The committee has mailed out hundreds of postal cards, with reply cards attached, to former residents of Ava and vicinity, inviting them to be present and asking them to state on the reply card if they expect to attend the home coming in this city on August 19 and 20, 1927.  Scores of the cards have been returned on which the writer states he or she expects to come to Ava for the Home Coming and in nearly all cases they expect to bring their families along.  These cards have been received from the following:

ST. LOUIS

W. A. KILLION
R. (Dick) HIGH
Charles A. BOWER
Mrs. Raymond SCOTT
John DIXON

EAST ST. LOUIS


Fred STEINKOPF
John E. GRIFFIN
Walter NEACE
H. N. GRIFFIN
Mrs. George W. KILLION
Edward MELVILLE
O. C. MOHLENBROCK
F. E. LIVELY
Ed. KUEHN
Flora R. CRILEY
Leo NEACE
Mrs. J. W. WOLF
J. C. ETHERTON, M. D.
A. L. MARTIN
John SEGRAVES
B. W. SEGRAVES
Charles CASEY
Charles F. MORRIS
C. E. PARRES
Oda NEACE

SPARTA, ILLINOIS


Alney McCAREY
Grover WILLIAMSON
Axley WORTHEN

GORHAM, ILLINOIS


B. A. GORDON
Mrs. T. B. COX

HERRIN, ILLINOIS


Herbert MAZO
I. C. KOEN

UPPER ALTON


Miss Beulah CHEATHAM
Noah CHEATHAM

CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS


H. B. KELLER
MRS. J. W. BILDERBACK

CHRISTOPHER, ILLINOIS


A. E. PIKE
Charles L. PIKE
J. L. ISOM

MURPHYSBORO, ILLINOIS


J. M. LIENERT
W. E. WILLIAMS
H. A. VALENTIN
C. T. EDWARDS
Charles DEAN
J. J. ZIMMER
D. CLELAND
H. W. CLELAND
T. E. ZIMMER

OTHER PLACES


Karl PFEFFER, Chicago, Illinois
George DEMPSTER, Sikeston, Mo.
H. K. DEAN, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
J. L. MEADS, Oakland City, Ind.
W. E. CARR, Jonesboro, Arkansas
A. W. CARR, -ilmo, Mo.
O. C. CULLEN, Fresno, California
J. J. TATUM, Bryan, Texas
G. B. KENNEDY, Granite City, Ill.
W. A. GORDON, Menard, Illinois
Miss Nora KENNER, Peoria, Ill.
L. E. CREECH, Red Bud, Illinois
Rev. S. A. TEAGUE, Metropolis, Ill.
Charles KOHLER, DuQuoin, Illinois
Steve FARRAR, Harrisburg, Illinois
W. H. GRIZZELL, Jacob, Illinois
O. S. YOUNG, Eldorado, Illinois
Mrs. Eva TALLEY, Cambria, Illinois
A. W. JONES, Percy, Illinois
Noah L. MILLER, Springfield, Ill.
Lawrence KOEN, Edwardsville, Ill.
Floyd H. WILLIAMS, Grand Tower, Ill.
Mrs. T. B. BURPEE, Jacksonville, Florida
J. H. SPINNER(?), Jackson, Tenn.


JULY 15 - The days and dates for the Ava Seventh Annual Home Coming, now five weeks away, are drawing nearer day by day.  The time is Friday and Saturday, August 19 and 20, 1927.  Be sure to fix these dates in your mind and make up your mind to be among the crowds attending the Home Coming.

The arrangements committee are staying on the job and are confident that they will line up a nice program of attractions and entertainment, for the occasion.

It is expected to have a merry go-round and a chair plane swing which the children and maybe older folks will enjoy.  The committee is in touch with the owner of these pleasure attractions but have not yet signed up a contract with him, though they expect to do so within a few days.  There is to be a base ball game each afternoon of the Home Coming with the Ava team opposed to some strong club both afternoons.

The Home Coming is to be at the Wright Park.  There is shade for your comfort.  There-in and on the Twin Lakes you may boat or bathe or swim.

Dancing will be enjoyed in the evening.

Free parking space will be provided.

The committee on Monday afternoon at the park auctioned off the right to conduct two drink stands two lunch stands and two ice cream stands during the Home Coming, which insures you getting plenty of refreshments.  There will also be a novelty stand and different other concessions.

Names of former residents of Ava and vicinity who expect to be here for the Home Coming keep coming in to The Ava Citizen and the Home Coming Committee.  In almost all cases the party named expects to be accompanied by his or her family.  These names have come in since the Citizen was published last week:

Mr. and Mrs. C. B. FARROW, Canton, Ohio
Miss Ruby WARREN, Gary, Ind.
Charles H. CARTER, Gary, Indiana
J. W. EAKIN, Ft. Smith, Ark.
Mrs. Wm. McNICHOLS, Omaha, Neb.
Shirley D. GREGSON, St. Louis, Mo.
Harry BROWNFIELD, Gary, Indiana
Mrs. May JOHNSON, Fairmount, Mo.
Mrs. Fred COFFER, Pontiac, Mich.
Mrs. Emmett ANDERSON, Phoenix, Arizona
Harrold ANDERSON, Phoenix, Ariz.
Miss Barbara ANDERSON, Phoenix, Arizona
Roscoe D. MANOR, Queen City, Texas
Freeman ROBINSON, Kersey, Colo.
R. W. SPERRY, East St. Louis, Ill.
Waldo DANNENBRINK, East. St. Louis, Illinois
Fred McBRIDE, East St. Louis, Illinois
Mrs. Ollie STOFFEL, Jerseyville, Ill.
R. F. THOMASSON, West Frankfort, Illinois
J. R. HOLSAPPLE, Hurst, Ill.
Edgar STOFFEL, Ferriday, La.
J. T. WARD, Dexter, Mo.
A. B. BLACKLOCK, St. Louis
W. L. STOUT, Hattiesberg, Miss.
Ross N. STOUT, Hattiesberg, Miss.
Ellis McBRIDE, Denver, Colorado
S. W. BROWING, Logan, W. Va.
Mrs. Irwin L. WILSON, Wewoke, Oklahoma
C. B. FARROW, Canton, Ohio
Alfred BROWN, Steeleville, Illinois
A. J. CROSS Murphysboro, Ill.
S. G. WILLIAMSON, Murphysboro, Ill.
A. L. PRATT, Murphysboro, Ill.
Mrs. Josie McCOY, Herrin, Ill.
Miss Mary WELSCH, Mound City, Illinois
A. W. ISOM, Jonesboro, Illinois
M. S. McCORD, Jonesboro, Illinois
Theodore DITZLER, Raddle, Illinois
Robert COMBS, Lawrenceville, Ill.
Leroy, REDDISH, Upper Alton, Ill.
Elbert WALLER, Tamaroa, Illinois
W. H. CALLAHAN, East. St. Louis, Ill.
John CUPP, East St. Louis, Ill.
E. A. TALBOTT, East St. Louis, Ill.
G. W. McCORMICK, East St. Louis, Illinois
Robert SMITH, East St. Louis, Illinois

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