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April 9, 2007

Wintersmith Park history program for Prime Timers

ADA — Prime Timers met March 20 at J.D.’s Cafeteria with Alba Little, president presiding.

George Seaton gave the invocation. President Alba Little welcomed guests, Alma Hogan and Gene Evans.

Minutes of the Feb. meeting were approved as read. Ina Suydam gave the treasurer’s report with a balance of 520.14 in the treasury.

The group sang “Happy Birthday to Mary Sue Roberts.

Norma Roberts and Lloyd Briggs were reported being ill. Members were asked to remember them with cards.

Mary Sue Roberts entertained the group with humorous stories.

Gene Evans told about the history of Wintersmith Park. He said in 1906, a city lake was built on Indian land. Frances Wintersmith was instrumental in getting a city park. P.A. Norris gave the city 10 acres for a park in 1933. The CCC’s provided workers to build the amphitheater, lodge, and other park projects at the park. From 1940 to 1950 little was done to the park. In 1958, the Kiwanis of Greater Ada took on the project of building a miniature train for the children of Ada. Later a merry-go-round and miniature golf were added.

Members attending were Willie Mae Williams, Leland Newton and Mary Helen Newton, Mary Sue Roberts, Sue and Elvin Jaquess, Ina Suydam, Ted and Jackie Savage, Neal and Patsy Beasley, Derrelyn Metz, Roberto and Dorothy Escamilla, Tom Lamson, Peggy Baggley, Wendell and Treva Gurley, Paul and Margaret Sandman, Eileen Williams, Andy and Joan Hood, Bonnie Shields, Betty Parham,

Next meeting will be held April 17.

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