From the October 10, 1940 issue of the Taylorsville Times
Extensive plans have been completed by the Taylorsville Rotary Club for the Second Annual Town Farm Picnic, which will be held on Thursday October 17th at 7:00 o’clock. This occasion again, will be held in the County School Bus Barn in Taylorsville. An interesting program has been worked out. Mr. Frank H. Jeter, Editor of the Extension Service of State College will be the principal speaker. Mr. Jeter is a very capable speaker and is noted for his witty talks. Mr. Ed K. Willis, District Governor of the Rotary Club is expected to be present.
Every man and his wife living in Alexander County are cordially invited to attend this picnic, and bring a basket and have a good will fellowship dinner together. This will enable people from all sections of the county to meet, and make new acquaintances and to rub elbows with those they already know. With the troubled times that prevail in the world today it is necessary that we bind ourselves closer together through friendship. So, let’s all of us leave our work, our business, our farms, for a couple of hours and really enjoy one grand evening.
Last year it was estimated that 400 were present for this gala event.