Lodge Opening
 
Bellingham Herald headline of April 13, 1931.  LODGE CELEBRATES -- Croatian Fraternal Union Holds Grand Opening Ball
 
The Opening in the new Croatian ion Hall at 10th and Harris was attended by approximately 1,000 people; a big event on a Saturday night in Fairhaven.
 
The affair included entertainment by the Jack Burn orchestra, which played America.  Mayor John A Kellogg addressed the group and George Finnegan (the unofficial Mayor of South Bellingham) gave a humorous talk.
 
Highlights included:
 
- Two songs by Winifred Ruljanovich accompanied by Mr. T.J. Elich
- Performances by the Lee Sisters
- The Dalton Girls performed the Hula
- A Charlie Chaplin impersonation by one of the Dalton girls.
- Three songs were performed by a group from Vancouver
- The program was closed by the Jugoslav string orchestra.
 
 
Dancing followed. 
An award was given to Mrs. Tony Bakulich.
Dancing continued until 1 am.
 
 
It was reported that visitors came from throughout the Northwest
 







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