A “pounding” for Mercy Hospital.

Wilson Daily Times, 5 April 1930.

A “pounding” is Christian tradition in which a congregation gives its new pastor welcoming gifts, i.e. a pound of coffee, sugar, or flour. In April 1930, the community participated in a pounding for Mercy Hospital, supplying much needed food staples, linens, toiletries, and cleaning supplies. 

Clipping courtesy of J. Robert Boykin III.

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