This Day in History: 1933-01-05
The Thursday Volunteer Sewers held their first meeting at the Town Hall. 400 years of flannelette had been received from the National Red Cross to make clothing for the unemployed of Mahwah. Miss Florence Gates, the School Nurse, reported that the greatest need was for underwear so the major focus of the workers was making slips bloomers and other undergarments for the material Mrs. William Simpson, the Pastor’s wife was the Chairman, assisted by Miss Woodward and Mrs. Myers. Mrs. Petri supplied the coffee to supplement the lunches the fifteen workers brought with them.