Friends and Family Jan. 26

EL?Garden Club

EAST LIVERPOOL – The East Liverpool Area Garden Club held its installation of officers at their December meeting at The East Liverpool Area Country Club. Lisa Chronister was elected President, Doris Mussleman, Vice-President, Ann Hanka, Secretary, Cathy Wollam, Treasurer, and Dorothy Garn, Assistant Secretary-Treasurer. The club has a very exciting year planned for 2013.

The theme for 2013 is “Gardens Around The World.” They will be featuring the countries of Italy, Ireland, India and Japan. The members will be educated on the country’s native flowers and gardens. They will also dine on their particular cuisine while being serenaded with music from that country. 2013 promises to be an exciting and busy year!

The club also has a wonderful event planned for the children of the community. They will host a “Garden Fairy Festival,” on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 at Thompson Park. Mark your calendars now for a very mythical and magical time with the fairies.

And keeping with tradition, the Annual Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2013. More information will be forthcoming on both events.

EL?Area Seniors

EAST LIVERPOOL – On Jan. 24th. The East Liverpool Area Seniors held a meeting with 17 seniors attending. President June Mullen brought the meeting to order by calling for a moment of silent prayer for Ruby Wright a long time and much loved senior who passed away on Jan. 17th. Ruth Wynn read a tribute to her life. The meeting continued with scripture by Charlie Mae Scott, and Gail Grimm led us with “The Lord’s Prayer,” Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of “America”.

Recording Secretary JoAnn Fickes made the officers roll call and read the minutes from the Jan.17th. meeting. Treasurer Gail Grimm made her weekly account of club funds, and stated one new bill was submitted. Motion to pay bills was made by Beverly Bolton and Jean Tomlison.

Pat Brown, Shirley Hayes, and Vi Valentine all celebrated birthdays this month. Our “Honorary President” Pat Brown celebrated 102 years, and was presented with a lovely cake and this weeks bouquet of deep rose carnations. The 50/50 was won by Shirley Hayes.

Beverly Bolton began story time with a heartbreaking story about America’s homeless. Several short stories were read by President June Mullen and former President Ruth Wynn. This brought us into closing time and motions to close were made by 1st. Year Trustee Margaret Brown and Jean Tomlison. The next meeting will be Jan. 31st. Please bring sack lunches. The meeting was brought to a close with the singing of “The Evening Prayer and Charlie Mae Scott made the closing prayer. Lunch and games followed.

Tops 1390

EAST LIVERPOOL – TOPS 1390 met on Jan. 22, 2013. Dee Kiger gave the TOPS and KOPS pledges at the First Free Methodist Church on St. Clair Avenue with 12 weighing in.

If you need to know anything about the group, call Dee Kiger at 330-386-5392 or May Kinemond at 330-385-5152,

Best loser was Naomi Stover, with runner-up being Jonnie Carnes.

The no-no food is potato chips.

Dimes, Vesta Ferlaino.

50/50, May Kinemond, $4.

Recognition: 3 weeks, Carol Wright.

Check contest: Robin Rice, Vesta Ferlaino, Naoni Stover, Marguerite Nedreberg and Jonnie Carnes.

Birthdays, Sharron Wofe.