Camden 'War Chest' Patriotic Day 1917
A Camden Red Cross fundraiser for the Citizen's War Chest Fund was held in 1917 (Tuesday, October 16) in Camden's main street. The day raised over 320 pounds a huge amount of money at the time. The local press reported that this was a first for the town. Originally the day had been scheduled for the previous week but was held over because of bad weather.