Welcome to the Centennial Celebration - Ahlan Wa Sahlan
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Here are some statistics from the Year 1922:
The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.
Only 14 percent of homes had a bathtub.
Only 8 percent of homes had a telephone.
The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower.
The average US wage in 1922 was 22 cents per hour.
The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year.
A competent accountant could expect to earn $2,000 per year.
A dentist earned $2,500 per year.
A veterinarian between $1,500 and 4,000 per year.
And, a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.
More than 95 percent of all births took place at home
Ninety percent of all Doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION! Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press AND in the government as "substandard."
Sugar cost four cents a pound.
Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.
Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.
Most women washed their hair once a month and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.
Canada passed law prohibiting poor people from entering into their
country for any reason.
The Five leading causes of death were:
1 Pneumonia and influenza
4 Heart disease
The American flag had 45 stars ...
The population of Las Vegas, Nevada was only 30.
Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented yet.
There was neither a Mother's Day nor Father's Day.
Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write and, only 6% of all
Americans had graduated from high school.
Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were available over the counter at
local drugstores. Back then pharmacists said: "Heroin clears the
complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach, bowels, and is a perfect guardian of health!"
Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or
There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A.
It is impossible to guess what it will be like in another 100 years!
The Main Event -
The Centennial Grand Banquet is a Black-Tie Optional Event.
Please Note that Dinner Reservations are now $150 / Ticket, closing end of Day on Thursday 10/20. No Walk-ins!
Celebrating a Century, will feature a short documentary on our history, community, and hopes for the future, produced by Gabrielle Lila Johnson, at WCSU Communications and Media Art department in collaboration with the Lebanon American Club and its members who participated in interviews and/or provided historical info. The documentary was recognized for Best in Show at WCSU MEDIA ARTS FILM FESTIVAL (MAFF'22) on May 13, and was accepted to the 2022 Lebanese Independent film Festival in the category of Best International Short Documentary being held on Sept 1,2 and 3rd in Lebanon.
Please note, a 2nd and longer Documentary is currently being produced to premier in December 2022 at a special event and date to be announced.
At the Grand Banquet, we will honor of all past presidents of the Club and the Ladies Auxiliary that lead us through the first century.
The Grand Banquet will also feature a lineup of entertainers, George Maalouf Middle Eastern Band, DJ John M, Afrah Dabkeh Dance Troupe and Kelvia Belly Dancers Troupe.
Reservations and Commemorative Book forms are available below. Please see additional info. regarding CC payments, which can also be used for online reservations.
For Dinner Reservations, Cash Bar - except for the non-alcoholic beverages and only the first 2 bottles of Wine (R&W of ea.) served at dinner are included.
Looking forward to join us in this great celebration.