Early Historical Highlights

  • 1896
    College Park Study Club founded with 15 members.
     

  • 1906
    Chartered in 1906 as the College Park Woman's Club. First club in Georgia to make a contribution to the Tallulah Falls School.
     

  • 1913
    With 73 members, offered a Cox College scholarship to a College Park girl; Floral Committee of the club distributed flowers to the YWCA, Old Ladies' Home, Cox College, the Martha Home and 2,000 white pinks (carnations) to all the churches on Mother's Day; Supplied flowers for decorations on soldiers' graves.
     

  • 1914
    $225.00 raised to pay the yearly salary of the College Park Cemetery sexton.
     

  • 1919
    Sponsored entertainment at Fort McPherson and Camp Gordon.
     

  • 1922
    Planted Road of Remembrance, 300 crepe myrtles and dogwoods along railway right of way.
     

  • 1927

       Construction completed on Camellia Hall, building that serves            as the gathering place of the College Park Woman's Club.

  • 1930
    Sponsored a community Thanksgiving Service, which now is the oldest continuous service in the country.
     

  • 1942-45
    38,818 surgical dressings produced by club members for US military; 290 knitted items; 1,935 volunteer hours to American Red Cross.
     

  • 1946
    Membership was 205; Established fund to purchase medicine for needy and orphaned children and pay for visiting nurses when needed.
     

  • 1949
    First woman's club in Georgia to donate to Cerebral Palsy Society of Georgia; Worked to establish College Park Public Library.

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