In 1914, the big garden party given by the pupils and teachers of the East Second Street Grammar School in Jamestown for the benefit of the Hundred Acre lot was conducted on the grammar school and high school lawns the previous afternoon and bid fair to be one of the biggest affairs of its kind ever given in the city. The attendance was very large as about 7,000 tickets had been sold. The lawns presented a gala appearance, having been beautifully decorated by an army of workers under the direction of Jack Bartlett. Strung across the lawns were hundreds of American flags and the grammar school building had been draped in blue and white streamers, the colors of the school. At various points, huge Japanese umbrellas were placed, under which were tables and chairs. The high school orchestra furnished music throughout the afternoon.