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Neighbors Growing Together | Sep 14, 2014

Crawfordsville News

By Billie Jo Rose, Crawfordsville Correspondent | Oct 21, 2013

The Crawfordsville Lions gathered at the Crawfordsville Community Room on Monday, Oct. 14, for the monthly dinner meeting.

Eleven members were present, along with one prospective member, Lance Miller.

President Larry Fletcher called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance. The invocation was given by Secretary Nancy Love.

The meeting reconvened after a sumptuous meal prepared and served by Alice Hochstetler.

The minutes of the Sept. 9 meeting were approved as read. There was no treasurer’s report. A thank-you note was read from the Crawfordsville Community Club for the donation to the Craig Davey benefit supper. A letter was read from Donald Foor who would like to speak to the group about the Lions Foundation and its functions.

Members discussed the pork loin dinner and pancake breakfast as well as the future of the Christmas drawing, which will be tabled until the next meeting.

Fire Chief Roy Felts was present to talk to the club about the possibility of having a soup supper in conjunction with the Christmas Drawing and what the logistics would look like.

It was also noted that the December blood drive is to be Monday, Dec. 2.

The meeting adjourned.

Members of the Wednesday Study Club enjoyed their annual club trip this year on Wednesday, Oct. 16, instead of the usual June date. Deb Lowe planned the trip for the day which was “Exploring Louisa County History.”

First stop was at the Indian Mounds at Toolesboro, where a tour of the visitors center told of the history of the area, the culture of the Indians who had lived there, and the way the mounds had been built.

Lunch was enjoyed at the Piggy Bank Café in Oakville. Signs of the devastation of the recent flood there were evident, but also there were signs of so much repair that has been accomplished.

The last stop of the day was the Louisa County Museum in Wapello, where a guided tour showed displays of the history of the county. One main attraction of the entire trip was the beauty of the fall coloring of leaves in the forested areas driven through.

Club members on the trip were Julia Bletscher, Marie Dare, Ruth Erwin, Helen Lease, Deb Lowe, Clarissa Malmberg, Wilma McAllister, Marilyn Rees, Pauline Richardson, Janice Twinam and Cathy Williams, along with Mary Benson of Winfield. A second guest, Rachel Koehler, was welcomed as a new member of the club.

The next club meeting will be Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Jones-Eden Funeral Home, where the history of funerals is the topic.

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