Cafeteria Supper, 1920

The King’s Daughters class of the Skidmore Christian Church had no shortage of good cooks, with support from mothers, aunts, and others. Here’s their menu for a fundraiser held on this date in 1920.

Announcement of a Cafeteria Supper fundraiser by the King's Daughters Class of the Christian Bible school, 1920. Text of ad follows.
Skidmore News, May 6, 1920, p. 1.

Notice from the May 6, 1920 Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1 reads, “Cafeteria Supper. The King’s Daughters Class of the Christian Bible school will serve a cafeteria supper at Manchester & Dodds’ store, Saturday evening, May 8, beginning at 5 o’clock. The proceeds will go to liquidate the parsonage debt. A special invitation to attend is extended to the public in general. Menu: Creamed Chicken, Boiled Country Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Butter Beans, Creamed Tomatoes, Kraut and Wienies, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Cream Slaw, Perfection Salad, Pickles, Fruit Salad, Pie, Ice Cream, Cake, Coffee.”

Their efforts met with success, as we see in the the May 13, 1920 Skidmore News, page 1:

Big Crowd at Cafeteria Luncheon
The King’s Daughters class of the Christian church, who served the cafeteria luncheon at Manchester and Dodds store last Saturday evening, had a large crowd present and also a very fine luncheon.

The net receipts of the evening was a little more than $70.

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