By Dale Brown
The Journal 

Progressive Club celebrates centennial

'Tucna women socialize each month


Last updated 11/7/2023 at 10:33am

Photo provided by Karyn Allen

Washtucna Progressive Club celebrates centennial. Front row, left to right: Rose Shearer, Stevie Coon, Loretta Hagen, Tracee Sitton Back row, left to right: Gina Flower, Kriss Botinio, Karyn Allen

WASHTUCNA – Earlier this year, descendants of a group of farm wives from a small rural town in southeastern Adams County celebrated the 100th anniversary of an exclusive club.

In February 1923 local women formed the "Country Club" to meet their need for social activity and comaraderie. Two years later, in April 1925, they changed the name to "Progressive Club" to better capture the group's purpose.

Each lady would take a turn hosting a meeting at her home, thus "progressing" from home to home throughout the year.

A coterie of ladies have sustained that tradition for the past 10 decades...

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