The Just-A-Mere Garden Club met for its end-of-the-year dinner meeting to culminate another club year. Robert’s Grove Church Fellowship Hall was the site for the dinner meeting with Dixie Honeycutt as hostess.
Tables in the fellowship hall had white covers and held vases of blue hydrangeas.
President Catherine Gilmore opened the meeting with the reading of the club collect. There were 11 members in attendance.
A moment of silence remembered the late Dorothy Tart Warren, followed by prayer by President Gilmore. Mrs. Warren was a beloved friend and longtime member of the Just-A-Mere Garden Club.
Martha Turner read the children’s book “Pete the Cat” for the devotion. She encouraged all to keep walking and singing a song in life as Pete did in the story. Selections of scripture were read and she closed with prayer.
The blessing for the buffet dinner was by the president. The latter half of the membership list furnished the food for the dinner.
The dinner featured stew beef and rice, butterbeans, corn, fresh cabbage, rutabagas, candied yams, broccoli salad, deviled eggs, spiced apple rings and pickles, rolls and iced tea. Chocolate layer cake served with vanilla ice cream was the dessert.
In the business session which followed, suggestions were requested for the next year’s work. Plans were announced to attend the president’s meeting at Erwin and the fall board meeting in Fayetteville. Highlights were mentioned concerning the club’s recently held brunch and its Memorial Day observance.
Wilma Jean Wise presented her committee’s findings concerning any updates and changes to the club constitution.
It was announced that Trey Pope, a recent graduate of Midway High School, was the recipient of the club’s $100 scholarship.
Karene Smith read the annual Historian’s Report, which recapped the year’s work.
Dixie Honeycutt was distinguished as the Club Woman the Year. A framed certificate and the traveling silver tray were presented to her for this honor.
A bougainvillea was won by Karene Smith in the hostess gift drawing.
Also, Ms. Wise remembered each member with either a pepper plant or a Jerusalem cherry plant to take home.
The group repeated the club motto before adjourning for the summer.