Debonnaire Book Club
The Debonnaire Book Club celebrated its 66 year anniversary in September at Skylines Cafe. The president, Kay Earp, thanked the luncheon committee chairwomen, Ann Austin, Sue Avera, Jo Earp, Lynne Martin, Rebecca Mudd and Sandra Thompson.
The October meeting was at the Morning Glory Inn and hosted by Cathy Paschal. Kay Earp called the meeting to order.
Lynn Matthews, the program chairman, introduced Pam Schmidt, who presented information about breast cancer. Schmidt stressed the importance of early detection and of women taking charge of their own health.
The club purchased a copy of the book, “101 Things You Should Know About Breast Cancer”, for the Hocutt Ellington Memorial Library and donated the book in honor of member Sybil Champion.
The November meeting was in Austin’s home. Karen Bryant introduced guest speaker Tim Crocker, a corporate designer at Carolina Pottery.
Crocker provided ideas for making Christmas decorations using ornaments, greenery, bows, ribbon, green and red glittered leaves, red curly branches, red berries, pinecone garland, and vine balls and items around the house such as candlesticks and glass pitchers.
The December meeting was a joint meeting with the Felicia and Halcyon Book clubs at the Woman’s Club of Clayton.
The hostesses were Dorothy Harris and Laurie Partlo. Jan Smith and Mary Rose welcomed everyone.
Mary Sauls read the book “Merry Christmas Amelia Bedelia.” Jane Barnes, Bet Barber, Jill Rasor, Lyn Austin, Ann Austin, Laney Woodard, Diane White, and Mary Ellen Causby, members of each book club acted out scenes from the story.
Glenda Toler provided the music which consisted of bell ringers from the three clubs: Kay Earp, Margaret DiNubila, Nicole Orringer, Judy Coats, Tammy McLeod, and Edwina Oliver.