Wautoma Christian Women’s Club speaker on Aug. 19 to feature antique doll costumes

Wautoma Area Christian Women’s Club is extending an invitation to area residents to enjoy summer days with a luncheon, guest and inspirational speaker.   An in-vitation is extended regardless of religious affiliation.   Join us on Monday, Aug. 19, at noon at the Silvercryst Restaurant and Supper Club, Hwy 21 East, Wautoma to savor a lunch and then sit back and enjoy the afternoon.


What grown woman doesn’t recall those days as a “little” girl sitting under the favorite tree playing dolls?  Christian Women’s guest feature has loved dolls all her life and continues to cherish the dolls and the doll clothing of her youth.  June Millard, Westfield, is excited to share this love by showing her one of a kind doll clothing collection.

The costumes of antique dolls of the 18th century and earlier are designed from fabrics made of natural fibers.  Natural fibers were spun into yarns weaved to make fabrics.  Doll clothing was adorned with leather, fur and other ornaments such as feathers, ivory, bone, glass, stone and wood.  Expensive costumes could have jewels and pearls were attached.  Many dolls of bygone eras were not always “play” dolls, but called “art dolls.” June will be showing a collection that is of value in many ways:  memories and monetary.

Appleton is the home of special speaker, Lauri Van Osdol, who will talk about a lifetime adventure of hope and victory.  She is a vibrant and passionate speaker and has many life experiences to base her presentation of restored relationships.

The Christian Women’s Club sponsors a “Prayer Coffee” which is held on August 12 at Heartland House, Wautoma, the Monday previous to the outreach meeting.     Anyone interested in sharing your home by hostessing a “Prayer Coffee” please speak to Karen Douma.    It is a   morning of prayer and friendship beginning with coffee at 9:30 a.m. and ending at 11.  Everyone is welcomed.


Everyone is invited to the luncheon and program.  There is a charge and reservations are necessary.  If you would like to make a reservation or cancel please call 920-787-9093 or 920-787-3645.  Reservations are due Tuesday, Aug. 13. Please remember that the kitchen prepares for reservations. If you cannot attend, please cancel or pass on your reservation to a friend.   If you would like to attend and do not have transportation, call one of the above numbers.