Courtenay, Dec. 3.— The ladies of the Congregational society of Courtenay gave a Thanksgiving dinner in Syvertson Bros.' new store last Thursday for the benefit of the services conducted by Rev. W. Steele. The dinner consisted of turkey, roast pig, ham, vegetable salads, pies, cakes, fruits and English plum pudding, and would compare with any private or public dinner given on such occasions. A quartette of our town band furnished some excellent music.
Courtenay and vicinity was well represented. A free will offering was taken netting the handsome sum of $102.22. Compliments and good feeling prevailed on every hand. Socially and financially it was the best of its kind held here and showed the popularity of the new efforts to provide for the religious wants of this community.
Rev. and Mrs. Steele and the ladies of the society desire to express fully their gratefulness to all who so liberally contributed to the success of this dinner.
Jamestown Weekly Alert, 12/5/1901