History: Forty-dollar fundraiser | AspenTimes.com

History: Forty-dollar fundraiser

The Aspen Daily Times from December 1906 reported on the festivities held in the Brush Creek schoolhouse that consisted of an old-fashioned celebration of entertainment, box supper and a dance.

“While the affair was for the benefit school and was given by the pupils, yet several of their friends assisted and a short program of songs and recitations, both tragic and comic, was listened to and enjoyed.”

Among the many events included a brain teaser: “Many brains were puzzled during the evening in trying to think what foreign substance was in the cake donated by Mrs. Carroll, and which was offered to the one who guessed correctly. A bead proved to be the right article and Alex Guertin was the one who thought of it. … All who took part in the program and those interested in the welfare of the school desire to thank those who attended, not only for their financial assistance but for their amiability and good will.” Forty dollars was realized in the benefit.

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