WE REAP AHARVEST
By Donald Sessions Winner of the 1940 "
Spring is once again in the air, and summer will soon be ushered in.
IGAstore ca 1932
My father owns an IGA store and meat market combined. This keepsfather, mother, a butcher and a boy busy from seven o'clock in the morning until eight or nine at night, serving the summerguests and vacationists with a smile. This also keepsme busy half or two-thirds of the time doing odd jobs, waiting on trade anddelivering groceries.
I also work for the Tri-Co. Telephone companyas messenger boy. I am called out at most any hour of day or night to delivertelegrams, and to call people who have no telephone to the office to talk longdistance. I cover a large territory in working for the telephone company. I gofrom the many yachts in the river to houses far cut of town. The tips andregular pay I receive are very welcome.
Deliveringtelegraphs ca 1933
There are also many odd jobs to do. I take care of people'
Many people rent rooms and cottages during the summer, and our housewill have several rooms to rent this year. My sister is now old enough to helpcare for these rooms, which have to be spick and span, bedding laundered andbeds made, and a fire going to keep hot water.
But we are not the only ones who profit from the summer resort
Saugatuck is located about 160 miles north of
Saugatuck is a town of many activities; there is hiking through ourfamous sand dunes, and peaceful walks through the woods which are across thebeautiful Kalamazoo river; also golf, tennis, shuffleboard, boating, fishing,bowling, swimming and bike riding.
Saugatuck's Oval, the onlymunicipally owned oval in the
There are seven different churches in Saugatuck and Douglas whichcordially invite you to worship with them.
In this essay I have tried to show how the tourists and people ofSaugatuck reap a harvest.
To the Vacationists
We'resure this place you will hold dear,
Come,yes, and bring along a friend; Boating in the
Horsebackriding, golf and tennis, Yes, but this is not the finish, Fishing and
Icould really write much more About the Big Pavilion, too, Thebrightest spot in
[This essay and poem by Donald Sessions of Saugatuck received the cashaward in the "Know Your TouristWeek" essay contest for 1940.The contest was co-sponsored in Saugatuck by the