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Belle Skinner adopted a village in France called Hattonchatel. Her nickname was the Godmother, as she made sure the village had a water supply, money to repair the town hall, a movie theater, a schoolhouse and had electricity.

Prudence Lagogue (left) and William Skinner (right) were in Hattonchatel with Belle Skinner to celebrate the christening of the belle at the city center in 1927.

Belle Skinner and her entourage travel to Hattonchatel France to celebrate the christening of the bell and reopening of the village after it was destroyed during World War I.

Prudence Lagogue (middle) and WIlliam Skinner (right) were in Hattonchatel with Belle Skinner to celebrate the christening of the belle at the city center in 1927.