Pollyanna Club


The Pollyanna Club invites anyone interested in home making to join us. We meet the second Tuesday of the month. For more information and to join our organization please contact Betty Snyder at 785/442-3327.  The Pollyanna Club is a Home Economic Extension Club affiliated with the Doniphan County Council, but not the state or national.


The Pollyanna Club was organized in 1948 as a Doniphan County Home Economics Extension Club. Mrs. Irwin French gave it the name of Pollyanna which means "Looking at the Bright Side." There were eleven charter members.

Through the years the club has been very active. Through their activities they have been awarded gold seals, sometimes blue and last year the highest, the traveling plaque. These awards were earned through a score on their activities. Some of the activities include lessons from Kansas State Extension Council, contributions to 4-H activities, local contributions and community service.

In recent years the club has been responsible for the planting and caring for the city flower pots, that is seeing that some person or organization does maintain the flowers. Also, we have been taking part in the Doniphan County 4-H Fair by entering the commissioner's cookie jar contest, the pie contest, and some of our members worked in the food stand. This year we were rewarded with the Grand Champion Cookie Jar, prettiest pie, and second place for the best tasting pie.

A history of our club was placed in the time capsule on the courthouse lawn in Troy on July 3rd, 1976. Several of our members marched in the parade on that day commemorating the bicentennial of our Nation.