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Box Supper and Mystery Prize

By: Col. Carlis B. Wilson

Firkins School Box Supper
The remembered event was a "Box Supper." The year was 1946, the teacher was Ms. Edra Sparks. A time was set for the big event at the local school. The families of the students, volunteered their help in preparing a large box meal to be auction off at the school to the highest bidder.

Other Generated Funds
Votes were taken at a set amount for "The Pretties Lady" and the "The Ugliest Man". This was a fun thing and was well supported by both men and women. It was not necessarily a truism but greatly an anticipated as to who would have the most votes at the close of the voting in both categories.

Mystery Prize
A large cake was baked by aunt Hattie B. Wheeler Moss, with a object in the bottom of the cake. Guesses at what was inside were taken at a set amount. This was one of the high lights of the event and was well supported, by most of the attendees even the children. The winner was the last thing announced for the event.

The Auction
The most funds were raised by this effort. The Idea was for the men to buy the box meal of their companion, by out bidding the other bidders. Some lost to higher bidders or was the highest bidder on one of the other box meals. The man who purchase the meals was to eat with the lady who prepared the meal. This generated a lot of competition in the bidding.

Re: Mystery Prize
Inside the bottom of the big cake was a small ceramic elephant! The big cake went to: (sorry is a mystery) Truth is I forgot just who it was. _Carlis



This story was posted on 2003-09-10 12:15:38
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