Farmington Emblem Club 460 honored scholarship winners recently. From left are scholarship winner Lorna Collins; club president, Christine Greenleaf; scholarship chairwoman, Jean Corcoran; and scholarship winner, Trent Bryson.

Farmington Emblem Club honors scholarship winners

FARMINGTON – The Farmington Emblem Club 460 January meeting began with a ham dinner honoring this year’s scholarship recipients and their families. A special cake was served for dessert.

Scholarship recipients attending the dinner were Lorna Collins and Trent Bryson, Collins, daughter of Farmington Emblem Club President Christine Greenleaf, is attending Central Maine Community College in Auburn. Bryson is attending Husson College in Bangor. Each guest spoke about their choice of college and their career goals.

Also receiving scholarships but unable to attend the supper were Steve Nelson, attending the University of Southern Maine, and Daniel Hayden, attending Crown College in St. Bonifacius, Minn.

Greenleaf called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. There were 34 members attending and 77 absent, for a total of 111.

Americanism Chairwoman Nancy Chase reminded members to fly their flags on Jan. 15 for Martin Luther King Day. She got volunteers to help with flag-folding ceremonies at Mt. Blue High School, the first at a girls’ basketball game on Jan. 25 and the second at a boys’ game on Jan. 30. Chase read a story.

Lois Barker, in charge of drug awareness, said this year’s project would be a poster contest at the Cascade Brook School.

Diana Oliver will hold a Chinese auction at the February meeting to benefit the literacy projects and will share the proceeds with the drug awareness project. Renee Targett is still collecting used computer printer cartridges for Ways and Means.

The next club-sponsored dance will take place on Saturday, Feb. 10, with music by the Legends. The charge will be $20 a couple, preceded by a supper. Chairwoman Shannon Smith said tickets are still available.

The club voted to donate to the Friends Together House in Jay. The mystery raffle was won by Becky Powell and the 50/50 by Sue Mattice.

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