BioA: Smasal, Arthur, Mr./Mrs. (25th - 1951)

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Surnames: Smasal, Scherf, Johnson, Petersen, Bowen, Pacewicz

----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 02/15/1951

Smasal, Arthur, Mr./Mrs. (25th - 26 JAN 1951)

Friends and relatives gave Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Smasal a very pleasant surprise when they gathered at their home Saturday evening, Jan. 27th and helped them celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary, which was Jan. 26th, 1951.

For entertainment, Mr. and Mrs. Smasal were asked to put on bridal clothes which were brought along by some of the guests. The bride’s gown was an old fashioned nightgown trimmed with eyelet embroidered yolk and long sleeves, and a white sash. She wore white gardenias in her hair and a white veil which was a discarded parlor curtain. She carried a bouquet of paper peonies with silver ribbon streamers. She also wore a beautiful corsage of red and white tea roses with green ferns and silver leaves tied with silver ribbon that was especially made for her by Mrs. Steve Pacewicz. The groom wore a very snug fitting light blue sport coat, grey trousers, brown shirt, black bow tie and a black derby hat. His carnation boutonniere was also made for him by Mrs. Pacewicz.

As the bridal couple entered arm in arm into the parlor, Miss Natalie Ann Scherf played "Here Come the Bride" on the piano. Later Eileen Johnson sang "Because" and "Stardust," accompanied on the piano by Miss Elsie Petersen. For added entertainment, Mrs. Art Smasal played several numbers on the accordion accompanied by Art Smasal on the harmonica and Mrs. Lucius Bowne chording on the piano.

Four door prizes were given and these were won by Eileen Johnson, Mrs. Chris Backe, Mr. Fred Johnson and Tom Scherf. A lovely three-tier cake that was baked and decorated in white with silver beads and leaves by Mrs. Steven Pacewicz, Mrs. Walter Pacewicz and Mrs. Walter Blunk. The bride and groom decoration was added by Mrs. Hugo Wolters.

The happy couple were presented with a beautiful centerpiece made by Mrs. Sabin Scherf and her two daughters, Emma Lou and Natalie Ann. It was in the form of a house plant with colors of silver and fuchsia and the flowers themselves were 25 silver dollars. They also received a glass basket filled with artificial fruit, and a glass pie plate in a silver tray. The remainder of the evening was spent in visiting and card playing.

Those present included: Bob Smasal, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Backe and Jon, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Stewart, Mrs Hugo Wolters, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Vrkljan and Rudy, Mr. and Mrs. Don Smasal and Dickie, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hagen, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Pacewicz, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Pacewicz, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Blunk, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Blunk and Lois, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Gehrke, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Johnson and Eileen, Miss elsie Petersen, Mr. and Mrs. tom Haas, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Himes, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Blazer, Mr. and Mrs. Sabin Scherf, Louie, Tom, Frank, Emma Lou and Natalie Ann, Mr. and Mrs. James Boylan and Jimmy, Mr. and Mrs. Lucius Bowen of Owen, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Lang of Unity, and Mrs. Glenn Von Wald of Eau Claire.

The following persons who had contributed toward the celebration, but doe to illness and severe cold weather were unable to attend: Mrs. Florence Zelm, Mrs. Hugo Wolters, Mrs. Anna Moen, Elmer Hagen, and Mr. and Mrs. Martin Haas and sons of Chippewa.