May 23, 2016

ST. CYRIL'S ANNUAL FEATHER PARTY, NOVEMBER 13-14, 1959, TAYLOR, MICHIGAN

backdrop from a Detroit Free Press new subscription letter from October 27, 1989
I've written about feather parties previously so no preamble will be necessary on that front.

This one was held at St. Cyril's Parish in Taylor on November 13-14, 1959 and tickets were 3 for a buck. Potential prizes were a name brand portable dishwasher, name brand Hi-Fi (I'm guessing television or stereo) and 25 consolation prize hams.

William Labadie Prescription Service, 18753 Ecorse Road, WArwick 8-1000 and Voran Funeral Home, 5900 Allen Road, WArwick 8-2300, both of Allen Park, were sponsors.

While Voran Funeral home is still servicing the downriver area, Labadie's appears to be defunct.

The tickets were unearthed from a box at an estate sale in Romulus, Michigan last Friday where I also snagged a Twin Pines milk can. They were freebie toss-ins with the farm vessel as most ephemera is at these sales.

No comments: