1949 - 1959


  • $1,000.00 contributed to Pit & Balcony Building Fund.
  • Handicraft Fair opened October 15, 1949.
  • $300.00 provided needed permanent equipment at Art Museum.
  • Fiscal year changed from June 1st to April 1st.
  • “Goober is My Name” presented at Michigan Theatre by the Wallace Puppeteers.
  • “Speedy Spellers”, 26-week radio program with County Schools, broadcast over WSAM.
  • Two live Christmas stories were written and produced by the Radio Committee.
  • Changed news sheet title to “League Tailspin”.


  • Sponsored Center Art Theatre’s opening and donated proceeds of $550.00 to the United Health and Welfare Fund.
  • $200.00 given to American Red Cross.
  • “Nester the Talking Horse” was trouped to all the public schools in Saginaw.
  • Children’s Theatre now has its workshop in the Museum.
  • “The Speedy Spellers” was broadcast again this year over WSAM. Winners of the contest were awarded scholarships to Hartley Nature Camp. “Wise for their Size” was broadcast over WSGW, and two Christmas plays over WSAM.
  • “Books Bring Adventure” was broadcast for 13 weeks over WKNX.
  • “Bundle Tea” to benefit Handicraft Fair and Thrift Shop given at the home of Mrs. Robert Montague, Sr.


  • Due to the fact that the League did not sponsor an exhibit at the Museum, $300.00 was donated to buy much needed equipment.
  • “Nester the Talking Horse” was trouped to six County schools, 3,000 children saw the performance.
  • Our Handicraft Fair Bazaar was held at the Garber show rooms. $2,175.78 was realized to benefit the handicapped.
  • “Wise for Their Size” was broadcast over WSGW.
  • $200.00 was given to the American Red Cross.
  • On Thanksgiving weekend we gave our first Junior League Annual Ball.
  • Junior League Garden Club II was formed, June 1951.


  • Members voted to close our Handicraft Fair Shop. The money that was raised for the benefit of the handicapped people to tour Handicraft Fair Bazaar the yea r before was given to the Saginaw Crippled Children’s Camp and Handley School.
  • Our Radio Committee presented live weekly programs called “Teens and Times”.
  • $2,000.00 was given for the establishment of Eventide Home.
  • An exhibit of Mexican Art was presented at the Saginaw Museum and was seen by 2,800 school children.
  • The State Legislative Committee of the Michigan League was formed during the year, and two or three of our members attended each meeting.
  • Redecorated the Thrift Shop.
  • Gave $500.00 to the Community Chest and $300.00 to the American Red Cross.
  • Held our Second Annual Junior League Thanksgiving Ball.


  • Saginaw Junior League’s Twentieth Anniversary Dinner held at he Bancroft on February 13, 1954. A brochure stating accomplishments of the League during the past 20 years was written and distributed to all the members, all other Junior Leagues, and many local agencies, boards and other individuals.
  • “Teens and Times” was broadcast over Radio WSGW. Equipment and furnishings were purchased for the Eventide Home.
  • Many improvements were made at the Saginaw Crippled Children’s Camp; furnishings and new equipment were purchased for the new addition at Handley School.
  • Co-sponsored an instruction course for the training of babysitters with the Saginaw Council. Puppet Troupe presented ‘The Strangers’ to parochial school children.


  • $200.00 given to the United Chest - Red Cross.
  • $760.00 from closure of Handicraft Fair given to Crippled Children’s Camp for purchase of equipment.
  • $1,000.00 given to YMCA Building Fund.
  • Presented 28 Red Cross Radio programs over three radio stations.
  • “Jonny Appleseed” trouped to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades.
  • Presented two live TV programs in May. “Sign of Strength” presented in series of three programs over WKNX- TV.


  • Fifth Annual Junior League Thanksgiving Ball given at the Auditorium.
  • Ashwald Carousel created $3,239.00 for a summer home maintenance fund of the Children’s Home.
  • $1,800.00 given for the establishment of a Cleft Palate and Cleft Lip Clinic.
  • Presented four live TV programs, “Creative Homemaker”.
  • “Willie and His Wind Machine” was trouped.


  • Legislative Committee with the Saginaw Youth Council presented a Teenage Public Affairs Forum. Play Therapy program was expanded to include the Pediatrics Department at St. Mary’s Hospital, in cooperation with the Children’s Free Ward Association.
  • Presented five live TV programs, “Outlook”, over WKNX-TV.
  • Children’s Theatre trouped “The Stranger”.
  • Arts Committee planned an oriental exhibit at the Museum.
  • The second Foster Mothers’ Tea was given by the Provisionals.


  • The League gave the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Saginaw a total of $6,000.00 to be dispersed as follows: $3,000.00 the first year, $2,000.00 the second year, $1,000.00 the third year. This money will be used for equipment and to help defray the expenses of a physiotherapist.
  • Street Fair held at the Art Museum made a total of $2,810.61.
  • Children’s Theatre trouped “Nester the Alligator”.
  • Television Committee presented a series called “Out Look”.


  • Saginaw Junior League’s Twenty-fifth Anniversary Dinner Dance held at Bancroft Hotel, February 13, 1959.
  • Equipment for home care of cancer patients given to American Cancer Society.
  • Sponsored Children’s Book Fair, African Exhibit and Indian Exhibit at Saginaw Museum.
  • Financed remodeling of Museum kitchen and other needed improvements.
  • TV Committee presented a ten-week series on the Bible.
  • Children’s Theatre trouped “The Magic Sneeze”.