In 1934 the club exhibited at our first flower and vegetable show winning several prizes. The club took part in all flower and vegetable shows held from that date. Some of the members took part in the style reviews held.
In 1943 the meeting days were changed to Wednesday instead of Friday. One of the club members, Mrs. R. A. Greene won the garden contest in the Northwest district in 1931.
The club cared for the Highland Cemetery as their community project until 1940 then the club sponsored Community entertainment. The programs and entertainment begin held at the Bridgford School. The club exhibited a canning budget every year but one from 1930 to 1953.
Two members from the club served as County presidents.
Watonga Club Projects for 1953
The Watonga Home Demonstration Club project in 1953 was community entertainment. The club now has a community club house that was formerly the Bridgeford School House. Community gatherings are held the last Friday in each month in the evening. Everyone in the surrounding communities are invited. This includes four school districts. Any others that wish to attend may do so. Special guests are often invited. The evening is spent in visiting, playing cards or games. At the close of the party, refreshments are served by the club.
The club is divided into three groups, six in a group. The groups take turns serving as hostesses. They furnish the refreshments and make all preparations for the evening. The club held special gatherings at Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Many people of the community make small donations at these parties. This helps pay some of our electric bills. We have secured some more neighborliness in the neighborhood.
It brings the people together which otherwise would not come in contact with each other. It makes people feel that they still have an interest in the school districts, even though there is no school held there now. Our clubs achievement is the better and closer community feeling n our neighborhood.