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Roger Williams Alumni

Roger Williams Alumni
Nashville Globe – February 15, 1907
pg. 3

On account of the heavy fall of snow and sleet in Nashville, which was still much in evidence on last Friday night, only a small crowd was present at the silver tea party at the Spruce Street Baptist Church, which was given by the Alumni and friends of Roger Williams University. An excellent program had been prepared. One of the unique features of the entertainment was a very beautifully decorated banner stretched across the length of the church containing the letters “Roger Williams University” in silver paper. This banner was indeed attractive being the handiwork of Mrs. Carrie Young and Miss Hester O. Brown. Both of these ladies worked diligently to make this entertainment a success.

More than a thousand special appeals and invitations were sent throughout the United States to the address of all the students who once attended the school. It is expected that a substantial response will be received. Miss Brown gratuitously gave her services, rendering some excellent violin solos. Others prominent in the public eye responded likewise. The receipts, while not as large as expected, were encouraging.

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