In the past, The Alliance Review sponsored an annual cooking school for women of all ages in the community. The cooking school was held at the Columbia Theatre, as promoted in this Review advertisement. The school taught a variety of cooking lessons, from plain to elaborate demonstrations, and other homemaking subjects. One of the more prominent instructors to visit Alliance was Mrs. George Thurn, a nationally-known expert in cooking and homemaking. She taught her programs with new equipment and utensils and incorporated new methods and ideas for serving, entertaining, and planning.
“Well Known Lecturer Will Return to Cooking School.” The Alliance Review. March 9, 1936. p.1, 2, 7.