In December 1928, The Georgetown Herald newspaper began to mention upcoming Christmas events. On December 5 the Herald‘s Norval news column highlighted the annual public school concert, the United Church bazaar, the Presbyterian Sunday School Christmas entertainment, and the Norval Young People’s Union meeting.

The Young People’s variety night had a special treat – a radio – that was used in the Anglican Parish Hall so attendees could enjoy music programs. As well, live piano solos, impressions and readings (including one by Maud, or “Mrs. E. McDonald”) took place. The eclectic evening concluded with a spelling bee, which Maud won.


Two weeks later, the Herald  reported that the Presbyterian Sunday School entertainment had been a success. Maud (“Mrs. Ewan McDonald”) gave readings, presented attendance diplomas, and probably helped the other church women cook and serve supper to all those gathered for the festivities. Her husband Ewan (“Rev. Ewan McDonald”) was chair for the evening.


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