Saving parts of ‘Rosie’ celebration
Because the major celebration for Rosie the Riveters had to be canceled, elements of the event will move forward with the help of local businesses and agencies.
The Inter Mountain has graciously agreed to continue printing the biographies of the Rosies that have been submitted by the Our Town committee and families.
Abby Haun and Our Town volunteer Linda Shomo, along with former Rosies and their families, have created a display in the Elkins-Randolph County Library featuring Rosies of the area. Also included are some commissioned woman nurses from WWII.
The Elkins Sewing Center will have a display that features a dress that Tula Pearl Curkendall made from parachute material and wore to her wedding while she was a Rosie. Other WWII pieces will be part of the window display. Sue Pifer, owner and her staff, are happy to accept other appropriate donated items at their store.
Randolph Memorial owners Joe and Gary Godwin, whose mothers were both Rosies, will prepare a stone to place at the dogwood tree dedication to be held in the near future at the Darden Mill.
Many local churches have volunteered to ring their bells on Sept. 6 at 1 p.m. to honor the home front heroes of WWII and people at home or work are encouraged to do the same.
Our Town, Inc. appreciates the efforts of the community and all individuals who were willing and continue to be supportive of the Our Town projects. Just like the Rosie the Riveter motto says, “We can do it.”