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Martin Fine Arts Club meets at the Freed House

Martin Fine Arts Club meets at the Freed House

Posted: Friday, April 22, 2011 9:59 am

Martin Fine Arts Club meets at the Freed House | Martin Fine Arts Club,Freed House

Mrs. Janice Crockett Peeler
The Martin Fine Arts Club met April 6, at the Freed House in Trenton for the last meeting of the 2010-2011 club year.  Hostesses were Mrs. Lowell Fields, Mrs. Bob Peeler, Mrs. James Shore and Mrs. Fred Vowell. The Freed House Association ladies prepared and served a delicious luncheon plate, with dessert and fruit tea, to 15 club members and two guests. The tables were decorated with beautiful spring flowers with hints of Easter decor.
The Freed House is the boyhood home of Dr. F.C. Freed, donator of the world’s largest antique teapot collection, valued at $6,000,000.  After lunch, Club President Mrs. Bob Peeler introduced Marilyn Holder, who entertained club members and guests with stories of the Freed Family.  Club members then traveled to the Trenton City Hall where the antique teapot collection is displayed.   Holder shared information about the collection calling attention to various teapots.  Trenton will celebrate “31 wonderful” years of Teapot Tradition during the annual Trenton Teapot Festival Sunday-April 30.
Closing the day, Berelyn Holman opened the Court Square Arts and Antiques Museum for the group to see. Several Martin artists have exhibits there, including Mary Beard, Peggy King and Les Macdiarmid  
Members and guests in attendance not already mentioned were Mrs. James Cannon, Mrs. Bob Cheeseman, Mrs. Harold Clifton, Mrs. Joe Exum, Mrs. Tom Farmer III, Mrs. Tom Gallien, Mrs. Jerry Gresham, Mrs. Carolyn James, Mrs. Michael Hinds, Mrs. Morris Liming, Mrs. James Pritchett, Mrs. Lee Pritchett and Mrs. Sanford Truitt.
The first meeting of the 2011-2012 club year is scheduled for Sept. 7.  wcp 4/21/11

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