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100th Anniversary

The Woman‘s Club of Newton Highlands is celebrating its 100th anniversary Wednesday, October 18th. Under the leadership of the first President, Mrs. Charles G. Wetherbee, the club was organized with a threefold purpose: “to increase the social, educational, and humanitarian advantages of the women of Newton Highlands.” This continues to be the Club‘s focus. There was an immediate enrollment of four hundred members. Meetings were originally held in the Parish Hall of the Newton Highlands Congregational Church and Lincoln Hall on Lincoln Street. Mr. Seward Jones gave land to the Club and by 1927 the current building on Columbus Street was completed. Beginning in 1924 the first scholarship was awarded to a Newton Highlands girl graduating from Newton High School. Scholarships continue to be awarded every year. This year four scholarships were awarded to Caira Turnage, Michaela Maleson, Sarah Hamilton, and Wing Yee Huang. Every year the Club holds a craft fair which raises funds to support the scholarships. This year the craft fair will be November 11th in the Hyde Center.

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