I hope everyone is having a safe and fun-filled Memorial Day Weekend and a huge thanks to all our members who served our country as part of the military! Thank you for your service and for our freedom!
Bingo: June 1- Team One (an $1,199 night)
Breakfast: June 2- Carole Iles, Kristy Clarke, and Linda Knierim
Program- Maureen Dalton- Ashland Senior Center
We had 125 players on Friday night at Bingo, with plenty of help on the floor. We were a little short-handed in the kitchen, but called in some help and still brought in over $600.
Rev. Elmer Schiefer brought his new neighbor, Mark Goodman, to breakfast on Saturday to enjoy the spread that Rick Gowdy, Bryan Chapman, and Jim Green served.
Louise Martin was our speaker this morning, talking about the history of Memorial Day, which was originally celebrated as Decoration Day. It was started by Union veterans in 1868 as a day of remembrance for the many who had died during the Civil War.
In 1968, Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which changed the date from My 30th to the last Monday in May and the new date went to effect as of 1971. Memorial Day is also the traditional date of the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte, NC.
After a pleasantly short presentation on the holiday, Louise chose to let our visitor draw for the Attendance Drawing. Colby Branch had his chance at riches, but Dennis Sapp was thrilled to receive his share of the pot and was heard to exclaim, "It pays to attend!"
Because this was the final meeting of the month, it was time for the Poker Pot to be figured. There were five members that had pairs of Jacks, but Barrett went home with the money with his three Jacks.
The Kids First Optimist will be hosting a golf tournament on July 23 at the Columbia Country Club. Funds raised will benefit Camp Hickory Hill, Boone County Special Olympics, and Stronger Together Foundation. If you are interested, contact Steven Leonard at email@example.com Rylan Adams firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make sure you get the annual Arcie Sapp Blood Drive on your calendar. It will be held June 26th at our building.