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By Jo Ellen Dale
Well readers, I did it again. In last week’s story about four generations performing at the P.E.O. luncheon, it was Taylor Farnan not Hilliary. My apologies to her mother, Heather and grandmother, Kathy and to Taylor.
I’m writing this on Dec. 7, “A day that will live in infamy.” Those of us who were around 70 years ago will never forget that day, just as members of the present generation will never forget Sept. 11.
In happier news, Bill and Bonnie George attended “In the Spirit of Caring” at the Blue Springs High School Performing Arts Center. This was the 13th annual Christmas Concert, which is a benefit show to help needy families.
Olivia Gromowsky, 12, performed a vocal solo titled, “Christmas Must Be Something More”. Olivia is a sixth-grader at Delta Woods Middle School in Blue Springs and has performed in this worthwhile program for four years. She is the daughter of Peter and Betsy Gromowsky and granddaughter of Sam and Mary Gromowsky, Kansas City and Bill and Bonnie George of Richmond.
The regular meeting of the Richmond Kiwanis Club was held Dec. 5 at the 19th Hole restaurant. During the board meeting, it was decided that because of the Christmas holiday there will be no meeting on Dec. 27. Bill Dooley, program chairman for December, has scheduled two interesting programs for the rest of the month. On Dec. 13 Traci Bray presented Jeffrey Kyles’ Christmas for Kids project and Dec. 20, Bill will talk about “Our European Vacation”. Visitors or prospective new members are always welcome.
Friday evening, Bev Gray and I attended the After Hours held at Hometown Pizza and co-hosted by Anytime Fitness. After eating such a variety of pizza that I love, I may have to avail myself of the services of the latter.
Last Saturday as I approached Apple Market, I heard the sound of bells ringing joyfully. On approaching the store I found what was surely the entire membership of the John Carter Masonic Lodge calling us to exercise what is the true meaning of Christmas by giving to the Salvation Army. Thank you, gentlemen.
Two Christmas parties were held last weekend at The 19th Hole restaurant. Friday night, State Bank entertained employees and families and Saturday evening John Deere did the same.
Churches are also having their children’s Christmas pageants. At the United Christian Presbyterian, which I attend, it was most impressive. The younsters knew their parts perfectly right down to the smallest angel and the singing was angelic.
Ilah Logston spent last weekend with her son Mike and family in Jefferson City. They attended the mini- musical “Alice in Wonderland” at Helias Catholic High School where Sue Logston is the music director. They also attended the piano recital on Sunday where Cadie and Alayna are students. They are the great-granddaughters of Ilah.
Nancy Brummall’s grandson, Nick DeYarman, was recently initiated into Tau Beta Pi, an engineering society recognizing students for scholarship and character. It is the second oldest Greek society. A student must rank in the top eighth of his or her junior class or the top fifth of the senior class in engineering. Nick is a senior majoring in bio-engineering with a molecular emphasis at Santa Clara University in California.
Don’t forget about this Friday’s “God Squad Dinner & Show” at the Eagleton Center. The old-fashioned Hee Haw-styled show starts at 5 p.m. with dinner and entertainment follows at 6:30. You can still get tickets by calling the senior center at 470-5808. Tickets are $10 and are a benefit for the center.
I am going green this Christmas and sending all my greetings via e-mail, Facebook or my column. My wish for all of you is a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.