Rotary 100 — Imperial Color Works
This is the latest in an occasional series of posts leading up to the centennial of the Glens Falls Rotary Club in April 2022.
The new Glens Falls Rotary Club was on the road again on June 22, 1922, this time holding its weekly meeting at the Imperial Wall Paper plant.
Members that attended took home a patriotic souvenir.
“Each guest was presented with a neat souvenir in the nature of a paper American shield, being a product of the Imperial Color Works,” The Post-Star reported the next day.
Owner George Tait, who lived in the brick mansion next to Crandall Park, was a gregarious host.
“The Rotarians did full justice to the splendid dinner served, which was ‘ a la Imperial’ in every sense of the word, all of the vegetables served being fresh from the Imperial farm.”
After lunch, the Rotarians toured the factory.
“The Rotarians expressed themselves as delighted with their visit and marveled at the spotless appearance of the plant. The idea of finding everything in and about a color works so spick and span was a cause of wonderment,” The Post-Star reported. “A hearty vote of thanks was extended to Mr. Tait for the hospitality of the club.”
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