Dunavants host Third Review Club
Posted: Friday, January 6, 2012 8:00 pm
The Third Review Club recently celebrated its 62nd annual Christmas luncheon hosted by Mary Dunavant and Lindy Dunavant.
Upon arrival, the members encountered the festive Christmas atmosphere with holiday music and a beautifully decorated Christmas tree in red and gold, which was flanked by dwarf lighted trees presented in Grecian urns. Two long tables draped with white linen were topped with green miniature trees with gold wrapping and also displayed an array of antique and Victorian Santas.
Each window nook was embellished by one of the larger Santas from the collection. The oversized square dinner table seating 16 was dressed in white linen and adorned with candles and a lovely centerpiece containing an arrangement of glistening red anemones, poinsettias, gold ferns and gold dusted holly berries. Each place setting was marked by place cards, red placemats and white linen napkins. Christmas favors consisting of red lighted candles, Christmas pencils and Santa ornaments also served as decorations at each setting.
President Mary Dunavant conducted a brief business meeting for the purpose of electing two new members. Following the invocation given by Peggy Drerup, a sumptuous meal was enjoyed by all consisting of specialty dishes brought by each member to complement the pork loin entree provided by the hostesses. Desserts featured homemade coconut and angel food cakes with coffee.
After the meal, white elephant gifts brought by each member were numbered and enjoyed by the lucky recipient of each given number. Nancy Richards then enlightened the members with the folklore behind the traditional Christmas song “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Mrs. Richards explained that the song’s lyrics were written as a “catechism song” to help young Catholics leam their faith, at a time when practicing Catholicism was criminalized in England (1558 until 1829).
The group then made their yearly Christmas picture, which ended a lovely day.
Published in The Messenger 1.6.12