HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) The Women’s Christian Temperance Union is back at this year’s Kansas State Fair, still preaching its message that alcohol is dangerous.
It’s the 100th straight year that the group has been at the fair.
The Women’s Christian Temperance Union led the drive for prohibition, which was in place across the country from 1920 to 1933. Kansas had statewide prohibition from 1881 to 1948, longer than any other state.
The Hutchinson News reports that the organization has 125 members this year. The oldest member, 90-year-old Glenna Dellenbach, says there is renewed interest in the group.
Dellenbach said she and others restarted a union group in March in Meade County because they still believe abstinence is the best response to alcohol.