Early newspapers provide little windows into everyday life as it was lived a century ago. In the summer of 1914, it was apparent that raising donations was as difficult then as it is now.
The Tokay Band, organized in July 1907, consisted of local businessmen and farmers who loved to play music for community events. Directed by John Bauer, the band traditionally played summer concerts in the park, but asked for a little money to help pay for uniforms, sheet music and other expenses. However, there was a problem in 1914.
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