Mason Hall FCE Club celebrates Christmas

Mason Hall FCE Club celebrates Christmas

Posted: Thursday, December 8, 2011 8:03 pm

Mason Hall Family and Community Education Club recently held its Christmas celebration meeting.
It was a very special time for the members as they decorated the center and prepared extra food in anticipation of giving to those who had given to them all year long.
President Frances Allen called the meeting to order and after the recitation of the club creed she read the thought for the day — “Anyone who is too busy for prayer is busier than God ever intended for them to be.” There were 19 women members present, nine men members, 24 visitors and the county University of Tennessee Extension agent.
Roll call was answered with members naming their favorite grandparent memory. This was good for members to go back and get a look at yesterday’s special times, a spokesman said.
The secretary’s and treasurer’s reports were given. Shut-ins were remembered. Cards of thanks were read from the Sullivan family and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, both in Memphis. Contributions to Chimes for Charity and Warm Wishes from members were given.
Items from the club were entered at the TAFCE Convention in Pigeon Forge Nov. 7-9. The club came back with three blue ribbons and one red ribbon.
Extension agent Benita Giffin installed new officiers for 2012.
As guests arrived, the members adjourned their meeting for lunch. At that time they recited the Pledge of Allegiance and each person was introduced. Among the special guests were state Reps. Bill Sanderson and Curtis Halford.
After the traditional Christmas meal, during the afternoon session Betty Luton gave a Christmas program. This included a short story titled “Supreme Gift for Mother” told by Charlotte Pierce. Greetings of Christmas were offered by Mary Lee Little, Pat Hurt, Nancy Tankersley and Frances Williamson. Jean Malone told a wonderful true story of her Christmas memories.
Holding with tradition, Wanda Donnell acted as Santa and passed out gifts.
“We want to thank all our members and non members who support our club from year to year,” a spokesman said.

Published in The Messenger 12.8.11

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