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Updated: 10/17/2013 10:06:00AM

Arcadia Literary Club holds elegant dinner

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Sandra Dyal and her mother, Cherie Hollingsworth, enjoy wearing old-fashioned accessories to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Arcadia Literary Club.


To celebrate its 100th anniversary this year, the Arcadia Literary Club enjoyed a dinner with tables set to represent the decades of the club's existence.


The tables set to the decade of the 1940s included World War II memorabilia: books, photos and a uniform.


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The former home of past member, Mrs. Marjorie Embrey, was the site of the Oct. 9 dinner meeting that signified the beginning of the new season for the Arcadia Literary Club. Her downtown Arcadia home was decorated by the Executive Committee and sparkled with the brilliance of thousands of tiny twinkling white lights. Embrey’s historic home was a perfect link from the past to the present. As 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of this organization, the club chose to commemorate such a milestone with the theme for this upcoming season of “Reflecting On Our Heritage.”

To illustrate heritage over the decades, each executive committee member decorated a dining table and dressed according to a particular decade. One table depicted the 1940s and its centerpiece was the photo of a WWII soldier and books about WWII, as the member wore a snappy 1940s dress and hat. Another table depicted the 1960s complete with lava lamps, and the member wore a peace caftan and flower-child headband. The 1950s table had a floral centerpiece of 45 rpm records with 78 rpm records as dinner plate chargers, as the member wore a poodle skirt and rhinestone-rimmed glasses.

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