Friends and Neighbors club meets


Lisa Manns spoke to 14 members of the Friends and Neighbors Home Extension Club and guest Debbie Shubert on Dec. 11 in the parlor at Cornerstone Community Church in Seymour.

Manns originated the nonprofit organization called Warrior Bags after she was diagnosed with cancer. She said three of her friends lavished her with gifts each time she came home after a chemotherapy treatment and how much these care packages helped her. Thus the origination of Warrior Bags. You can learn more at

President Ruby Niccum led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance and club creed. Secretary Helen Lutes presented the minutes and conducted roll call.

Treasurer Shirley Sears reported a balance in the general account of $26.54 and the friendship tin has $29.31.

Several ideas were discussed as fundraisers for Crafting for a Cure. Donna Patterson, Ruth Bateman and Judy Carter are to follow up on suggestions and will show and tell at the next meeting.

Charlotte Lovegrove opened her devotional by asking "What was not present at the Nativity?" Many responses such as no lights, no heat, no hot water, no doctors, no clean rags or towels and it was a very smelly place. But God was present, and we each need a special place to experience God’s presence.

Those present enjoyed a pitch-in luncheon with four different soups, several cheese balls and dips, fruit salad and homemade cookies. Lovegrove served as hostess. The group enjoyed a sock exchange game called Right or Left Frosty.

The next meeting will be Feb. 26 at Cornerstone Community Church with Vera Robbins and Joan Davidson as cohostesses.

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