The Knights Ferry Community Club will be hosting a special Centennial Celebration this weekend. Date for the event is Saturday, Sept. 30 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Community Club on Main Street in Knights Ferry.
The Community Club, active in a number of events in the Ferry each year, will be providing music, beverages and dessert to those attending the celebration throughout the afternoon and evening.
“Sandwiches will be available to purchase from the Masonic Lodge or General Store,” noted club member Carol Davis.
Musical entertainment will be hosted on the tennis court in town, with bands slated to include Jim Ramont and Barbara Findlay, Owen Walker, and Weekend at Jimmy’s.
“The original minute book from 100 years ago will be on display,” added Davis. “Since the Club has sponsored the Pumpkin Roll for over 50 years, they will have some of the T-shirts that have been worn by winners and losers.”
There also may be some of the prized Pumpkin Roll trophies on display as well.
It promises to be a fun, entertaining day with plenty of reminiscing, said Community Club members, who urge all in the area to come visit the Ferry and learn more about local history.
All local businesses in town are planning to be open for the day and the Knights Ferry Museum will open at 2 p.m.
The Community Club also puts on a Classic Car Show each spring and proceeds from the club’s various events go back into the community.
“This is a busy organization,” said Davis.
A non-profit group, she said it has continued to be supported by both current and former residents, including many who have “fond memories of attending dances” in the 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s.
“Many couples met when they were in high school and attended the popular Knights Ferry dances,” Davis explained.
A Memorial Day ‘homecoming’ gathering was hosted in Knights Ferry for over 50 years and the guest books from those gatherings will be on display as well.
According to historians, the Knights Ferry Community Club was organized on January 31, 1923 at Greenhalgh’s Hall, with the first event being a dance and supper that was hosted on February 10, 1923. A committee made up of Tom Prowse, Bert Taylor and Lena Kennedy was appointed to draft by-laws for the new community-oriented organization.