The Crawfordsville Lions Club met Monday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Crawfordsville Community Room.
Fifteen members were present, along with four guests: Samantha Ellingson, Stephanie Ellingson, Pat Miller and Donna Fletcher.
The meeting was called to order by President Steve Williams, who subsequently led the Pledge of Allegiance. Gene Miller offered the opening prayer, after which Larry Fletcher introduced Washington High School senior Samantha Ellingson who gave a very interesting program on the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight. She was chosen for the event based on an essay she had written about the significance of remembering those who have fought for America's freedom.
After the program, the meeting reconvened. The minutes of the Nov. 12 meeting were approved as read and Treasuer Randy Finke gave his report.
Christmas lights were put up as scheduled. It was reported that some plugs are in need of replacement. It was confirmed that the Christmas party will be held at Bryn Mawr on Dec. 10 at 6: 30 p.m. Menu selections are to be determined.
Solicitation lists for prizes were passed out for the Christmas drawing. Loree Stogdill will take care of finding Santa. It was moved, seconded and approved that the grand prize will be $100.
The blood drive was scheduled for Monday, Dec. 3, at the United Church of Crawfordsville. It was decided to make a donation to the Lions Club International Foundation and the Iowa Lions Foundation.
The meeting adjourned.
Refreshments were provided by the November committe comprised of Larry Fletcher, Arvid Anderson and David Jewell.
Doug Marsh and sons Colten and Brennen of St. Robert, Mo., spent the weekend in Iowa visiting relatives and deer hunting.
The Wyman Community Club met Monday, Dec. 3 for lunch at the Ainsworth Four Corners.
Those in attendance were John and Betty Wittrig, Laura McPhail, and Keith and Pat Jones from Winfield; Robert and Lucille Humphreys and Merl and Frieda Finke from Crawfordsville; Wilma Vosburg from Grinnell; and Al and Adeline Sents, Audrey Finke, Mabel Lenz and Peggy Buffington, all of Washington.
Merle treated everyone to birthday cake.
The next meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at the Ainsworth Four Corners.
Cathy Williams made the arrangements for the December meeting of the Wednesday Study Club to tour the home of Gerald and Joan Morgan in River Junction the afternoon of Monday, Dec. 3.
This home is set up with hundreds (thousands) of collections with the Christmas theme and every room in the house is filled with trees, Santas and anything else that is Christmas.
Eleven members of the club enjoyed this display.
On the way home, a stop was made at the Riverside A&W where the ladies enjoyed snacks and visiting.
The club will not meet in January. Julia Bletscher will be the hostess on Feb. 20.
Santa will be at the fire station in Crawfordsville Saturday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m., just prior to the annual Lions Club Christmas drawing. which will be at 2:30. Please note the change in time.
Following the drawing the Crawfordsville Fire Department will hold a soup supper from 4 to 8 p.m. It will be a free-will donation.
After school on Dec. 19, the United Church of Crawfordsville will host students in kindergarten through sixth grade for a "Happy Birthday Jesus Celebration."
Directly following school, children who sign up will be escorted to the church for lots of fun events, including games, prizes, lessons and snacks and a Christmas drama to be performed by the children.
Parents are welcome at 4:30 p.m. for the Christmas drama and refreshments to follow.
A flyer will be sent home from school regarding this event. The event is to encourage children to come and learn the true meaning of Christmas in a fun and nurturing environment where God is the center and family comes first.
MOPS (Peggy Egbert), Becky Kremer, Carol Steele and Pastor Jason are coordinating this but they encourage everyone to get involved in helping with this project. Volunteers would be appreciated. People who are interested are asked to contact one of the organizers.