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Jolly for 66 Years

March 27, 2013

Members of the Jolly Dozen Birthday Club in Valley City pose for a photo. Pictured from left to right is Colleen Vannurden, Rose Wendt, Edna Christinson, Inez McCrea, Ethel Heckman, Leona Spitzer and Annitha Plecity. Illa Glandt is not pictured. The club started 66 years ago and the group of women continue to meet regularly for cards and visiting.

What started as a birthday club in Valley City 66 years ago still has a founding member plus eight others.
According to Colleen Vannurden, a member of the Jolly Dozen Birthday Club, a group of women who meet regularly to socialize and play cards, Ethel Heckmen founded the club in September 1947 along with six other ladies.
The women continue to meet regularly for cards and visiting.
Read more in Wednesday's Times-Record.

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