In 1913, there was a Home Study Circle and Woman’s Club in Vandalia, among other clubs.
Being very interested in what the Woman’s Club was doing, the Home Study Circle decided to join that club.
A committee including members of the two groups was formed, and they drafted a new constitution and proposed new officers as the two groups were joined.
Their first meeting together was to be a unity meeting, and on Monday night, March 17, 1913, they approved the new constitution and elected the new officers.
The unity committee decided to add excitement to the new partnership by holding a unity wedding.
For the wedding, the president of the Home Study Circle, Mrs. Minnie Laws was the bride and Miss Addie Brown, president of the Woman’s Club, was the groom.
Last Wednesday, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the union, the Woman’s Club held another unity wedding, at First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia.
Darlene McKinna played the bride, and Joyce Mueller was the groom.
Wilma Brown was the maid of honor, and Uena Francisco was the best man.
The Rev. Robert Francisco of First Presbyterian Church officiated at the wedding, with Joelyn Collins serving as soloist and Bette Stolte playing the organ.