CleoDuring the 1940s, the women organized kits of toiletries and inspirational publications for servicemen and sent Christmas and Easter greetings to the men of the church serving overseas. Young men stationed at Chanute Air Force Base were invited to attend church services and then to join families for dinner afterward or to join in the Sunday evening dinners with the Torchbearer Class. Cleo Pelg was one of the Torchbearer members sponsored by a local civic organization to attend the USO dances at Chanute. Only those sponsored were allowed entry into the servicemen’s club in Rantoul.

Sending holiday cards to the boys in service continued into the 1950s and the Guild also began collecting items on the wish list for the VA in Danville at this time. In the 1960s, the Guild participated in the outreach efforts of Church Women United which included making sewing kits, health aid kits, and ditty bags.  They also began working with the Meals on Wheels program.

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