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South of the Border:A tradition of community gatherings continues in the Sweet Grass Hills


December 4, 2019

Moms and kids take a look at some of the items for sale during the recent church Bazaar in Whitlash. This was the 74th year for the event. Proceeds from the annual dinner and auction help support the Whitlash Presbyterian Church. The Bazaar was started in 1945 when a group of young adults in the church began fundraising to build the present church building. The church was dedicated in 1951.

Columnist's note: In the past three weeks two community gatherings were held at Liberty Hall in Whitlash. The Hall is a 103-year old community meeting place, the first building completed when more than a century ago the old town site was abandoned and moved to the current location. The hall was built before a permanent church building, though a congregation was already functioning. Early settlers recognized the need for community-wide gatherings and built a suitable place for them to happen.

Through the years get-togethers included traveling and local musical/dramatic presentations, funeral...

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