FARMINGTON – The February meeting of Farmington Emblem Club 460 began with a potluck supper. State Rep. Janet Mills told members about a fund-raising supper, “Keep Me Warm,” to help those who need assistance with the cost of heating their homes.

The supper will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at the Elks Lodge. Mills asked the club for help in providing the food. Local talent will entertain.

Club President Quinnale Kinsey opened the meeting at 7 p.m. A new member, Georgie Ellis, was initiated into the club, bringing membership to 111.

Americanism Chairwoman Nancy Chase read a poem. Avis Mahoney, in charge of drug awareness, requested that members bring items to the March meeting for a Chinese auction.

Literary Chairwoman Diana Oliver, said she has made 75 bookmarks and donated 527 paperbacks and 80 hardcover books.

Shannon Smith reminded members who had volunteered to make desserts that the Valentine supper/dance is being held Saturday, Feb. 11, at the West Farmington Elks Lodge. All tickets have been sold. Several members volunteers to help her decorate the hall at 8 a.m.

The club voted to make donations to Special Olympics, to purchase a horse cooler for the Horsemen’s Association, to Cape Cod Hill School to help send kids to camp, to the Mt. Blue High School Syncopations vocal group toward a trip to England in April, and to seven fellows from UMF to help them with the cost of their trip to the gulf coast where they will help in building houses.

The club also voted to provide and cook the food requested by Janet Mills for the “Keep Me Warm” supper. Raffles were won by Rebecca Powell, pot of gold; 50-50, Diana Oliver; and the mystery gift, Joey Kinsey.


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