However, contemporaneous news articles published in the Greensboro Record indicate that on October 17, 1930 that “The Kernersville Woman’s Club held a meeting at Mrs. Marvin Whittington’s tea room Thursday afternoon with twelve members present…The club will work toward the building of a club house and town meeting house and representatives were appointed to meet with the old Betterment Association committee and representatives from the Lions club to work out plans.” As it so happens, the Kernersville Woman’s Club still meets in the evenings on the third Thursday of each month (except during the summertime).
On August 20, 1936, the Greensboro Record reported that the “Kernersville community house is nearing completion and will soon be ready for use. The following women met in the economics room of the school building Tuesday and sewed on the window drapes: Mesdames Wood Black, chairman of the house furnishing committee, Tom Street, King Grogan, A.L. Roberts, Zeb Deaton and J. R. Blackwell.” I wonder which of them had the steadiest hand with a needle and thread.
On September 16, 1936, the Greensboro Record reported that “A large crowd attended the dedication of Kernersville’s memorial community house Sunday afternoon. The building, a memorial to the 65 boys going to the world war from the Kernersville community, will be used for club meetings, private parties, and other public meetings. The names of the boys have been placed on a bronze tablet over the fireplace at one end of the assembly room and were unveiled during the service by Clay Vance Ring, Jr., nephew of John Ring, who died in action. Laurie Hill’s orchestra furnished music during the afternoon and Laurie Hill played Taps after Rev. O. B. Williams of the Methodist Protestant Church read the list. Mr. Williams was a chaplain during the war. A history of the building was read by Dr. O. L. Joyner, mayor, who presided at the meeting and introduced Rev. Douglas Rights, pastor of Trinity Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, who delivered the dedicatory address and prayer. The Kernersville Woman’s Club will hold its first meeting after a summer vacation in the memorial community house Thursday afternoon.”
On a side note, the wooden table in the corner of the meeting room, now covered with a marble top, was originally made by Isaac Morris in 1884 and was donated to the Community House in 1937 by Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Ring. Isaac Morris was the grandfather of Mr. S. G. Ring. The local ring family has a long history of dedication to the armed services as well as dedication to the betterment of the Kernersville community.