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Fine Arts Club holds meeting

Fine Arts Club holds meeting

Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 8:00 pm

The Martin Fine Arts Club met recently in the beautiful home of Mrs. Tom Farmer. 
Assisting Mrs. Farmer in serving the 17 members and one guest were hostesses Mrs. Donnie Davis and Mrs. Bill Shore. 
The dessert served was fresh apple cake with a frosting of raw sugar and a topping of whipped cream. 
A cheese pumpkin decorated the fall plate and coffee accompanied the dessert. 
The social time ended and the program began with the reciting of the collect. 
After this, Lee Pritchett, president, introduced Mrs. Michael Hinds who gave the program for the day.  Mrs. Hinds’ program, books and authors from Martin, covered several authors with recent publications who have Martin ties. 
The first author was Julia Reed who is a contributing editor for “Vogue,” and “Newsweek,” and also writes for the “New York Times,” and “Garden and Gun Magazine.” 
Ms. Reed was born in Mississippi and currently resides in New Orleans but has ties to Martin.  Her great grandparents, George M. and Mamye Brooks lived here and Mr. Brooks was mayor of Martin for 16 years in four different tenures stretching from 1928 to 1950.
Her book, “Queen of the Turtle Derby,” is a series of essays on the South — many very amusing but some serious.  A recurring theme is the uniqueness of the South. 
Another book reviewed was “Doug and Carlie,” by Martin author Lisa Smartt.  This book is partially set in Sharon, Tennessee. 
Also featured was an independent film, “In the Family,” set in Martin.  The author of the screenplay, Andrew Wang, has an indirect connection to Martin and set his story here without ever visiting the city. 
Members mentioned other recent books and authors with a Martin connection. 
After the program, Mrs. Pritchett asked secretary, Mrs. Michael Hinds to call the roll and read the minutes.  Mrs. George Pritchett gave the treasurer’s report.
The December meeting was announced.  It will be at First United Methodist Church and will be a program of Christmas music. 
The meeting was adjourned.
Those in attendance not already mentioned were Mrs. James Cannon, Mrs. Bob Cheeseman, Mrs. Joe Exum, Mrs. Tom Gallien, Mrs. Jerry Gresham, Mrs. G.T. Hall, Mrs. Bob Peeler, Mrs. James Pritchett, Mrs. Sanford Truitt, Mrs. Fred Vowell and Mrs. John Wall. 
Published in The WCP 11.20.12

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