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Lively Program Planned

To Initiate 'Buddy Club'

2500  Youngsters To Receive Cards, Badges From Center Theater Monday

The Buddy Club, a brand new children's organization sponsored by the Center Theater, will hold its first meeting at 9:30 a. m. Saturday, March 15, 1948, L. J. (Jimmy) Pepper announced today.

The new club, which has already registered over 2500 members, is open to youngsters up to 16 years of age and is designed to furnish wholesome entertainment and instruction, foster good citizenship, and encourage clean living, Pepper advised. Meetings will he held each Saturday at 9:30 a. m. and parents are invited to attend with their children.

Get Card, Badge

Pepper, who will serve as master of ceremonies under the title of "Big Buddy," explained that boys and girls may register in the lobby of the theater at any time, regardless of whether or not they are members.

All members will he issued a life membership card and a lapel button bearing a reproduction of the flag, 

     

school, church, and a happy boy and girl.

When members reach the age limit, their names will be switched to the adult birthday card file. Pepper said membership cards for the 2500 children already registered are scheduled for delivery in Monday's mail.

Club Activities

Activities in which the Buddy Club will engage include birthday parties on the stage for members; with cake and all the trimmings, community singing and performances by talented children. In addition, there will be free balloons and candy, and free chocolate milk.

Pepper also pointed out that a Shetland pony will be awarded to some member of the club on Saturday, April 17. The pony will be shown during the opening day ceremonies which will also include the baton twirling contest finals for the Kingsport championship.  The opening day screen show will be "The Thief of Bagdad," with a Hopalong Cassidy picture scheduled for the second Saturday meeting.

 

 

From Kingsport Times-News, Friday, March 14, 1948

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