FARMINGTON – Members of Farmington Emblem Club 460 were entertained before their December supper meeting by the Syncopations, an ensemble made up of girls from Mount Blue High School. They sang Christmas carols while playing bells under the direction of Carol Shumway. Kaitlyn Hall, a member of the group, has recently become a member of the club.

Following the entertainment and potluck supper the meeting was called to order by President Claudette Merchant. Initiation was held and four new members joined the club, Ava Reynolds, Kristen Gross, Dawn Kelly and Kathleen Sylvan, bringing total membership to 133.

Lois Barker, Americanism chairwoman, gave a reading on the folding of the American flag. She told the club that some members who had been in the Elks and Emblem music show performed at the Rumford Elks for some veterans.

Community Service Chairwoman Nancy Chase said 108 residents and staff of local nursing homes enjoyed the Thanksgiving dinner and sing-along provided by members of the Emblem club. The club voted to donate $200 to the dialysis center in Wilton, $500 to a family in need, $200 to a club member whose husband is now in a nursing home, and $500 to a family who needs help providing a handicapped bathroom for their son.

Diana Oliver reported on the progress of the library in New Sharon where she is helping to catalog books.

Jean Corcoran, who is in charge of scholarships for the club, requested that members bring pasta dishes to the January potluck supper-meeting. This year’s scholarship winners will be honored at this meeting.

Quinnale Kinsey gave a report on the craft fair, got volunteers to help with the December fair, and reminded members to bring sandwiches and baked foods.

Shannon Smith said tickets are ready for the Valentine Dance, which will be held in February at the Elks lodge. A spaghetti supper will precede the dance with music by the Legends.

After the meeting an exchange of gifts was held. Vice Presidents Rebecca Powell and Quinnale Kinsey were in charge.



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