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The Willing Circle

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125 years Ago Plus….. And so the first King’s Daughters Circle began! The first circle of ten formed here in Springfield and was called the Whatsoever Circle of Christ Church. Next was the Pastor’s Ten of the Congregational Church, the Chautauqua Willing Band, and then the Tongue Guard Circle, a class of 26 girls in the St. Agatha school whose object was to guard that “unruly member”, the tongue. Some of the circles have come and gone but the Willing Ten is still with us but updated their name to the Willing Circle. A name that has forever been a synonym for active work in the organization! (128 years, before even incorporation)

Ryan Flynn