Three months after World War I began in Europe, a group of women living around the town green in Washington decided to change the focus of their reading and sewing circle to an active society working to support the allied countries in Europe who were involved in this conflict. They called themselves the Sister Susies using a popular war song, “Sister Susie Sewing Shirts for Soldiers,” as the inspiration for the name of their new organization. In August of 1916, the held a Sister Susies Allied Market on the Washington Green to raise money for their allied relief effort. The Italy booth of the market is shown above. The Gunn Historical Museum in Washington will recreate the allied market Aug. 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the town green.