T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History
Pew rallies
Lenoria Ambrose by Chelsea Arseneault, 2015.
LENORIA AMBROSE: And I remember in our church we would have fundraisers for our church, and we had things called penny marches. I very seldom hear of anything like that.


AMBROSE: Where certain ladies in the church would be responsible for a pew. Like a line of seats. You would invite people to come and sit in your area and then they would give money and whoever had the biggest amount of money would then . . . they would be the winner of the pew rally. And we had things called cake walks which was . . . it was drawn out on the floor. And it was sort of like they would put the different cakes in the different squares, and you would just march around to music and whenever the music stopped whoever was on that square with that type cake well then they would win it. Sort of like musical chairs, kind of sort of. We had that. And it was just so many things that . . . But we had things like that, that they used as a fundraisers. And they had at the school, they had something called the womenless weddings. Where they had all the guys play all the parts of the ladies in the weddings. And it was always hilarious.
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