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4, December 2017

Not Your Average Fundraiser

Event-based fundraising is pretty straightforward, right? You hold an event, get people to attend, and raise money for a cause. Of course, it helps if you have an interesting hook to draw in attendees. Enter womanless weddings, staged productions that served as fundraisers for churches, charitable causes, or civic organizations throughout the first half of the 20th century. During these events, men, typically the most prominent men in a community, played every part in the wedding, from the mother of the bride and the flower girl to the maids of honor and the bride herself. Read more »