FARMINGTON – The Farmington Emblem Club 460 March meeting began with a potluck supper. Drug Awareness Chairwoman Avis Mahoney held a fundraising Chinese auction, using donated items brought by members. A total of $88 was raised.

President Quinnale Kinsey called the meeting to order. Americanism Chairwoman Nancy Chase read a story. The club voted to do a flag-folding ceremony at Franklin Memorial Hospital’s Bass Room at 4:30 p.m. May 18. At the next meeting, Chase will ask for volunteers to help perform the ceremony.

Jean Corcoran said scholarship forms are available. The deadline for turning them in is May 15.

Hospital Director of Education Jodi Cordes was presented a large American flag and flag staff, a gift from the club. The flag will stand in the Bass Room.

The club voted to have Community Service Chairwoman Claudette Merchant purchase coloring books that will be stored at the hospital emergency room for the use of children waiting for care or with their parents.

The Maine Emblem Club meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday, March 26, at the Farmington Elks Lodge. Club member Lois Barker will collect money for a bakeless food sale by that date.

Kinsey read the names of the new 2006-07 officers who will be installed at a ceremony on May 20.

Donations will be made to the Maine Emblem Club for the Make a Wish Foundation; to the Maine Medical Center’s neonatal floor in memory of the club’s deceased past president, Barbara Hinkley; for books to be used in the children’s room at the New Sharon Library; and for the Wilton Blueberry Festival, which is to take place in August.

On Tuesday, May 9, the club will get together at an area restaurant for the annual members’ night out supper.


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