From the pages of The Smyrna Times, June 8, 1961

From The Smyrna Times,
June 8, 1961

Storm damages trees, power lines

The town of Smyrna suffered considerable damage during the thunder storm and high winds that struck this area about 10 p.m. Friday. Electric and town crews worked through the night and until noon on Saturday to repair the damage.

James Warren, chief of the electric crew, directed the work of the two crews numbering seven men, and termed the storm a “light twister,” as tops of large trees were twisted out.

New Episcopal rector welcomed to Smyrna

The family of the Rev. Spencer R. Quick was welcomed by the parishioners of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at an informal hour which followed the 11 o’clock service on Sunday.

Mr. Quick’s family includes his wife, Barbara and four children: Scotty, 10, Susie, 8, Wendy, 4 and Barbara, fifteen months. They are residing in The Rectory, corner Mt. Vernon and Union Streets until the new Rectory is completed in Cottage Dale Acres.

Mr. Quick had served as rector of Grace Church, Goochland and St. James’ Church, at Northam, Virginia since 1957.

Century Club Strawberry Festival helps Lindens

The old fashioned strawberry festival and “fun festival” for children, which was sponsored by the Twentieth Century Club on the lawns at Belmont Hall Sunday evening, was attended by about 200 persons, including many children who were captivated by the pony rides and various games.

The weather was perfect and the scene was one of beauty with the magnificent old trees and Belmont Hall as the background, creating a picture of Colonial days.

The affair was enlivened by a concert by the John Bassett Moore High School band under the direction of A. Rodney Daniels.

The proceeds will be given to the Duck Creek Historical Society toward the restoration of The Lindens.

Student from Finland guest of Smyrna Rotary

Miss Mirja Laryenko, high school student from Helsinki, Finland, who has spent this year as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Charles V. Williams, was the guest of the Smyrna Rotary Club recently  for a program arranged by Dr. George V. Kirk, superintendent, Smyrna Special School District.