Mason Hall FCE meets
Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 8:01 pm
The Mason Hall Family and Community Education Club recently gathered for its May meeting.
Hostesses Mary Davis and Jeannette Proctor decorated the center with a tea time theme. The tables were adorned with beautiful teapots and cups.
President Frances Allen welcomed everyone and read the thought for the day: “It’s not what you gather but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.”
There were 16 women members, five men members, five visitors and guests, Obion County University of Tennessee agent Benita Giiffin and Discovery Park of America collections coordinator Polly Brasher in attendance. Two of the visitors, one from Troy and the other from Florida, were daughters of long-time member Linnie Norman.
Roll call was answered with members naming their first boyfriend. It took several members “some time to remember.”
The secretary’s report was read and approved and the treasurer’s report was given.
Betty Luton’s devotional was from Deut. 32:4. Since it was the season for Mother’s Day, she used a reading about standard spinners that children put their mothers through and the reading “What Is a Grandmother,” which was written by a child. It was National Day of Prayer and special blessings were asked as Mrs. Luton lead prayer.
Charlotte Pierce reported that she and her husband, Frank, recently visit with Janette Sanford.
Mary Davis reported 11 quilts were quilted during the winter months by the Mason Hall ladies.
It was decided a donation would be made to local flood victims.
For the afternoon program, Mrs. Brasher showed a film giving members a preview of the plans for the 50-acre spot of land where Discovery Park of America is being built. It is located between Everett Boulevard and Interstate 69 construction. There are many categories of exhibits with history of the surrounding area. Mrs. Brasher told the members that Discovery Park is looking for people to interview for their stories about making a living and why they came to the area. Members enjoyed receiving the update on “this very special place,” a spokesman said.
Members encourage anyone who ever went to school or lived in Mason Hall to make plans to attend the annual reunion set for July 2 at 1 p.m.
Published in The Messenger 5.25.11