The Depression

With the onset of the great depression, the parish as well as everyone else was affected. The average weekly collection for the church from July 1, 1932 up to June 30, 1933 amounted to approximately $24 and this from a parish that included about 230 families. The Easter collection for 1932 came to $456.65, and the Christmas collection the same year was $513.70.

According to a parishioner, Mr. Wetzler, the Altar and Rosary Society kept the parish going with various projects throughout the depression. The Society staged card parties and other events to raise money.

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