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Bessemer Women's Club holds Flag Day fundraiser


Ian Minielly/Daily Globe

AFTER THREE hours the table was still full of baked goods Wednesday at the Benefit Coffee Social in Bessemer. The Bessemer Women's Club has hosted the event on Flag Day for the last 25 years to raise money for the different causes they support, like the library and scholarships.


BESSEMER - The Bessemer Women's Club hosted a "Benefit Coffee Social" in the auditorium of the city hall in Bessemer Wednesday afternoon. The club has been in existence for 98 years, spending that time raising money for scholarships, the library, books, and other donations for local causes, said Sue Abelman. The "Flag Day" social itself has been going on for 25 years, said Barbara Karpus, chairperson.

Abelman said they had about 100 people visit the social as a steady stream of folks came and went during the 3.5 hours the event was open.

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