Winifred Fritz of Brighton enjoyed the company and evening meal Feb. 16 provided by her children Greg and Deb Fritz, Jane and Virgil Symmonds, and Mary Stecker and friend Joel, all of Fairfield. Also present was Mary’s daughter, Bridget Hollingsworth of Fairfield.
Approximately 100 people attended the soup dinner and silent auction on Feb. 16. It was held at Brighton’s First Church of God. With the meal, silent auction and donations, over $3,200 was raised for the Haiti trip. Pastor Ryan Meader and Scott Entsminger left Feb. 20 for a 10-day mission trip.
Rosemary and Gerald Pacha of Brighton, along with Gerald’s twin sister Geri and husband Mel Scheller of Emporia, Kan., enjoyed the last 2 ½ weeks in Mission, Texas. They visited Gerald’s brother and sister who winter there. Gerald and Geri celebrated their birthday on Jan. 28 while there. They left for Texas on Jan. 24 and returned home on Feb. 9.
The Altar and Rosary committee of St. Joseph and Cabrini Catholic Church met Tuesday afternoon for their monthly meeting. Thank-you notes were read from members who received gifts or flowers at Christmas. Coffee and rolls will be served after the first Sunday service on March 2. The March committee will serve. Lenten and Easter services were discussed. Plans were made for the annual soup supper to be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 2, at Mother Cabrini Hall in Richland. Chili, vegetable, and chicken noodle soup will be served along with pie and a relish tray. A free-will offering will be taken. There will be a bake sale and craft table. Everyone is welcome.
Chapter AQ, P.E.O., met Feb. 18 at the home of Rose Jaynes. Eleven members were present. The program was their annual letter to be sent to the state. Their next meeting will be held March 4 at the home of Arlene Fritz.
Frank Hinklebottom of Fairfield celebrated his birthday at the Riverside Casino on Feb. 15. Joining him were his sons Alan and Rob with their wives, and friends Caryl Smith with Nelson of Brighton.