This past week Gary Bylsma of Faith PRC dropped off some more items for the PRC archives, and among these were two PRC Young Peoples’ Convention booklets – from 1944 and 1945.
These are significant souvenir booklets not only because they are from the fourth and fifth conventions, but also because these were WW II years and many of our PR young men were away in Europe and the Pacific for that world conflict. And as some of you know, we lost some of young men during that time, and these booklets include memoriam pages to these young men.
Today I feature some of the pages from this fifth convention booklet, hosted by South Holland PRC in 1945. As you will see, our young men at war were very much on the minds of the host society and the young people. It was a different era, important in its own way for our churches and young people.
A fun and interesting part of the convention booklets from the early years is the autograph section in the back. Here was where fellow conventioneers could sign their names for their friends – old and new. This particular booklet has the pages full of such “autographs.”
I think you will enjoy seeing these and the people who go with them. Perhaps your parent or grandparent is named here. 🙂