Mason Hall FCE celebrates members
Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 8:00 pm
The Mason Hall Family and Community Education Club met recently at the Mason Hall Community Center with 16 women members, six men members, 34 visitors and Obion County University of Tennessee Extension agent Benita Giffin in attendance.
At this special time of the year, on the grounds where many of the club’s members spent their youth, club members had a chance to pay back all those people who do nice thinfs for them all year long. The club members prepared a big country meal to share.
President Frances Allen welcomed everyone and read the thought for the day — “Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense dancing.” Roll call was answered with members naming their favorite Christmas song.
Betty Luton’s devotional covered several Christmas stories, including the one from Luke 2:1-7. She brought a little Christmas tree given to her long ago by Crystal Club member Mary Lois Owens. She closed with prayer after the club remembered the shut-ins. Mrs. Luton then gave Christmas cards to each member.
Reports on the recent state convention in Memphis, cakes donated for an auction at the Kenton school and the Obion County Fair board meeting were given. Member Mary Louise Davis was recognized for winning first place in the Apron Extravaganza.
It announced 15 club members attended the Christmas gathering at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City for a program provided by Teresa Vinson. Members enjoyed the food and the demonstration she gave on items made from mostly scraps or throw-away items she collected throughout the year. She had also compiled a cookbook, which included her recipes and those from club members.
As is the custom, Wanda Donnell played Santa Claus and passed out gifts.
New club officers were installed by Mrs. Giffin. They included president Frances Allen, vice president Jean Malone, secretary/reporter Sarah Allen, treasurer Jeanette Proctor, devotional Betty Jo Luten and scrapbook chairman Kathy Page.
Member Nettie B. Moore, who turned 91 years old on the day of the meeting, was honored by the club. Members said she “has served more years than we can remember as vice president.” She has also served as president during her time in the club.
Other birthdays recognized were Martha Halford, who turned 91 on Oct. 12, and Irene Galloway, who will be 93 on Christmas Day.
The club remembered deceased members who had served as officers.
A Merry Christmas and most joyous new year were wished for all.
Published in The Messenger 12.12.12