The Just-A-Mere Garden Club concluded its club year with the June dinner meeting. This was held on June 6 at Robert Grove Church Fellowship Hall with Dixie Honeycutt serving as hostess.
Tables were draped with pink covers and decorated with magnolia blooms and hydrangeas.
President Marie Warren welcomed all to the end-of-the-year meeting. In attendance were fifteen members and guests Sybil West and Cayla Lee.
The hostess asked the blessing for the meal, after which a delicious buffet meal was enjoyed. The second half of the membership list assisted the hostess in furnishing the food.
The buffet offered chicken dishes — chicken spectacular, fried chicken, and chicken salad — along with several side dishes, iced tea and water, and a selection of desserts.
After dinner, First Vice-President Catherine Gilmore presented the devotion entitled “Accidental Blessings.” Central to the story was the theme that gardening is beneficial to the soul.
Former member Sybil West made remarks of appreciation for the ongoing work of the club.
Rita Wilson announced that Carson Michael Best was the club’s scholarship winner. He is a recent graduate of Midway High School.
Vice-President Gilmore presented the Club Woman of the Year to Betty Lee. She received the silver tray and a framed certificate noting the honor.
The installation ceremony was by Wilma Jean Wise, and she used a “puzzle” as her theme for the service which installed the incoming officers. Just as it takes all pieces to complete any puzzle, Mrs. Wise said that it takes all officers to do the work for the year ahead. Being inducted were Catherine Gilmore as President, Dixie Honeycutt as First Vice-President, Betsy Williams as secretary , Betty Lee as treasurer, Betsy Williams and Rena McLamb as co-reporters, and Karene Smith and Rita Wilson as co-historians. Beverly Best will be Second Vice-President, but will be inducted later.
In culminating the year’s activities, the president’s pin was passed to Mrs. Gilmore, while the outgoing president Marie Warren received a past president’s pin for her year of service.
After remarks from President Gilmore, she led the group in reading the motto and then adjourned the meeting.
Guest Cayla Lee was the winner of a mailbox cover in the hostess gift drawing.