FARMINGTON – The October meeting of Farmington Emblem Club 460 began with an old-fashioned baked bean and casserole supper for members at 6 p.m. After the meal, Vice Presidents Quinnale Kinsey and Christine Greenleaf held a Chinese auction.

President Rebecca Powell opened the meeting with the initiation of a new member, Stardom Barden. There were 33 members present, 94 absent, one reinstated and one new member for a total of 129.

Americanism Chairwoman Lois Barker read a letter from a member’s step-son to his wife. The man has recently been sent to Iraq. She also read a letter from someone about an incident that happened at a grocery store in California.

Nancy Chase, community service chairwoman, reported on triplets born earlier this summer. Members brought items to the meeting for a basket of gifts for the babies. She told members that the Thanksgiving dinner for folks from local nursing homes will be held at the Elks Lodge on Nov. 21.

Mabel Cox gave a report on the Farmington Fair Elks and Emblem food booth. She thanked members who were able to work in the kitchen and as waitresses.

Shannon Smith reported on the Harvest/Halloween dance on Oct. 30 and the Elks and Emblem “music show” to be held at the Elks lodge on Nov. 5 and 6. Tickets for the show are $10 each.

Sharon Jacques spoke of the craft fairs to be held at the Elks lodge on Saturdays, Nov. 6 and Dec. 4. She said there are still tables available if someone would like to rent one. She can be reached at 645-4314 or call Sylvia Richards at 645-4092.

Powell told about her recent trip to the supreme convention. She presented awards received at the convention by Farmington Emblem Club 460 for Americanism, community service, drug awareness, press, literacy and membership.

A donation will be presented to a family in New Sharon who lost their home in a fire, to a group that is to hold a supper fund-raiser for two ill children, to Otis Credit Union basket beano to raise funds for area food pantries and to the Farmington Elks and to get basket decorations for the Elks hall.

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