Friendly Neighbors Club (Percival, Iowa)
The Friendly Neighbors Club was organized in April 1935. The members were farm wives living southeast of Percival, Iowa. The meetings were originally held biweekly; members pieced quilt blocks, quilted, hemmed dish towels, or worked on other projects to raise money for the club. Each October the club held a fund raising sale, auctioning homemade food and crafts. The money was used to support county causes and needs of the Percival community and to purchase gifts for the needy. Special social events of the Friendly Neighbors were family potlucks, guest days, picnics, and card parties. Special celebrations were held for the 25th, 40th, and 50th anniversaries. The club ceased to exist after its sixtieth year in 1995 because of a decline in membership.