The Springfield City Federation of Women’s Clubs has just received a shipment of the Cookbooks they compiled to benefit the “Buchwalter Rooms Project” at the former home of Ohio Federation of Women’s Clubs Founder Clementine Berry Buchwalter, in Springfield.

“We feel our books will make excellent Christmas gifts and will definitely become collector’s cookbooks!” Chairwoman Nadine Steele reported. “Our City Federation of Women’s Clubs committee expected to have the books delivered by November 15th but they arrived early! We are very excited to have the cookbooks available now!”

Federated Clubwomen from all over Ohio donated recipes for the cookbook to honor the OFWC Founder and in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the statewide organization in October 2019. “This cookbook will commemorate not only our Founder Clementine, but others who have shared their recipes as well!” Ms. Steele announced.

Now known as The Woman’s Town Club, at 805 East High Street, the historic home features a statue of the Founder on the East Lawn. Clementine’s statue, created by Urbana artist and sculptor Mike Major, was dedicated in June 2005. Ms. Buchwalter convened the initial meeting to begin the OFWC on October 24, 1894, in the Arcade Hotel, in Springfield.

Anyone interested in receiving a copy of this cookbook, is requested to send a check to City Federation / Cookbook Orders, c/o Sandy Justice, 3002 East High Street, Springfield, OH 45505. The books are available from committee members for a $10 donation. Those interested can also order cookbooks to be mailed back to them, by providing an extra $3 for envelopes and postage. Committee members are delivering local prepaid books, whenever possible, Ms. Steele said.

Other committee members are Ellen Smith, Mary Moore, and Marianne L. Nave.  The four introductory pages about Clementine Berry Buchwalter, the Buchwalter Rooms Project and the complete list of donors will provide a history of participants, Ms. Steele reported.