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Friendly Neighbors celebrate independence

Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 12:00 pm

The Haw Creek Friendly Neighbors Club met on July 3, at the Hannibal Nutrition Center hosted by Louise Miller.

Miller provided red, white, and blue table decorations, and a cake to celebrate the 237th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence signing. She gave the noon blessing.

Everyone enjoyed the hamburger sandwich, french fries,
peas, cinnamon apples, and the delicious cake. The door prize, a church music box, was won by Mary Ellen Salsman. Following the meal Miller read “America’s Greatness?” —– I sought for greatness of the United States in her commodious harbors, her ample rivers, her fertile fields, and boundless forests and it was not there. I sought for it in her rich mixes, her vast world commerce, her public school system, and in her institutions of higher learning  and it was not there. Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. Written in 1831 by Alex de Tocqueville. Also a quote from Andrew Jackson, —-As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press; it will be worth defending.

Brenda Cook called the meeting to order. Fourteen members and two guests recited the pledges to the flag and state. Lola Jennings gave the devotion, “For Get Not Me”. Life distressed cannot be blessed, by Helen Steiner Rice. Assistant Secretary Diane Miller called roll and members told of their plans for the fourth of July. Miller led us in singing, “The Star Spangled Banner”.

Diane read the minutes, Cook gave the treasury report, Lola gave a report of cards sent and Pauline Gibbs took a count of members and guests planning to come to the picnic/white elephant sale in August.

The program brought by Salsman and read by Joy Miller was titled: “Am American Dream” by Adriana Orsini. Linda Hogen tells of her life as a small girl growing up in Communist Poland during World War II. She was born in Poland to a German mother and a Polish father during the war years and told of her journey from communism to America.

Vice-President Leah Epperson read the Aug. 7 meeting agenda to be held at the Frankford Presbyterian Church at 5:30 p.m. The meeting adjourned and the Club Collect recited.

Pam Hendrell had the game “Pokeno”. The winners were: Dorothy Flowers, Dorothy Adams, Louise Miller, Diane Miller, Brenda Cook, Frankie  Epperson, and Pauline Gibbs. Secret Pal gifts were passed out. Others attending were: Maxine Macaulay, Dorothy McCarthy, Roxie McMillen, and Tresten Gibbs.