Fort Dodge Messenger & Chronicle: Dec. 11, 1920

Helen Johnson Wins Sewing Class Prize

Helen Johnson, 11 years of age, living at 731 South Seventeenth street, was awarded the beautiful $25 doll as the grand prize in the sewing class contest which the Boston Store has been conducting for several weeks. Although the dresses which they were working on today were not quite completed, the judges were forced to make their decision as today marked the last day of the sewing school.

Very few things have proved as popular among the little girls as this sewing class which they have been enjoying for several weeks. The attendance has averaged over 300 each Saturday and on several occasions has been close to 500. During the few Saturdays they have made a complete outfit for their dolls, bloomers, skirts, and a dress.

The prize was awarded for the best doll’s outfit in the whole class, basing the award on the merits of the sewing. The little girl winning the prize was placed up on front of the class and awarded the prize, the youngsters showing their sportsmanship by clapping loudly, when she received the prize.

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