It was the custom of Glendale Mills to
celebrate with their employees and their families, along with the
at large, two special holidays of the year, Christmas and the Fourth of July.
On July 4th week, we observed the holiday
with fun and frolic at the Glendale ball park which was located about a
quarter mile above the village on the Glendale-Country Club road. The
ladies, as well as the men, played baseball. We had the sock hop, the
greasy pig chase, giving a reward to the one who caught and held the
pig. Then there was a greasy pole with a twenty dollar bill waiting at
the top for the person who
conquered the grease to claim the prize.
One year we had a “womanless” women’s
basket ball game among the men in the new gymnasium. That was a top
notch show with
the “women” being real humdingers as you will agree after seeing the
Our purpose was to give the employees and their families a
real feeling of belonging and to make them proud to be a part of
the larger family of Glendale Mills.