100 Years Ago: The Girl from Kokomo Under Auspices of Argyle Chapter I.O.D.E., Poster for June 3rd Carnival

The Intelligencer May 29, 1918 (page 1)

“ ‘The Girl From Kokomo’ Made A Big Hit At Griffin’s Theatre. Amateur dramatic performances always have a certain attractiveness on account of the novelty of recognizing familiar faces in unfamiliar roles, while dramatic talent is not expected to materialize to any great extent in productions of this kind. However, a departure from this general rule was witnessed last evening in the presentation of ‘The Girl from Kokomo,’ by local amateurs at Griffin’s Theatre under the auspices of Argyle Chapter, I.O.D.E. The production was admirably staged and presented in a smooth and finished manner, which ranked well with any first-night professional production. …

Beautiful bouquets of flowers were handed across the footlights to the lady principals during the progress of the play. When the curtain arose every seat in the theatre was filled, and from beginning to end laughter and applause was continuous. …

‘The Girl from Kokomo’ will be repeated Monday evening at Griffin’s in connection with the King’s Birthday celebration of the Great War Veterans.”

The Intelligencer May 29, 1918 (page 4)

Poster for June 3rd carnival“Spend June 3rd the Guests of Canada’s Heroes. A Military Carnival You’ll Never Forget! The Fastest Horse Races Ever Seen on the Belleville Track. Big Card of Athletic Events and Baseball Game.

Come and Spend the Biggest Day of Your Life—Monday, June 3rd.

Make June 3rd, Belleville’s Biggest Day.”