Submitted by Dorothy Bain, Reporter
Linda Bordelon, president, opened the meeting of the Golden Harvest Ministries Club of First Baptist Church, on Oct. 17, 2011, by telling of returning from her 50th class reunion and what a good time she had.
Joe Fields, with Alice West at the piano, led us in singing “Are You Washed in the Blood” and “At Calvary.”
The birthdays were recognized as Grover Hicks, 102 years old tomorrow, the 18th, for whom the program is dedicated; Thelma Scates, who will be 96 years old on the 21st. (We’re proud of her also). Mary Ivey, Beulah Hughes, Vance Green, and Dianna Funderburk.
Neil and Peggy Woodfin has an anniversary of 44 years on the 7th.
We had so many wonderful guests - Ann Yarborough, Eric Beechem’s family (Kim, Ethan and Evan), Lucy Rankin, Gene and Betty Gray, who are now members, Linda Rymer and I’m sure there are more.
Members of the month, guess! Grover Hicks!
Eric led a prayer of thanksgiving for Grover and the food. Colleen Doggett was there, representing The Light and Champion, and JJ Ford for Shelby County Today! Thanks for covering, girls.
Linda told us jokes about just how dry it is in Texas. Great!
Billy Clyde Duncan announced that the Dixie Melody Boys along with the Calvary Boys, and Calvary Boys Trio, will be in concert on the 12th of November at the Windham Civic Center at 7 p.m.
Joe Anderson gave the financial report and a joke.
Vance Green told a joke. I don’t know who’s trying to outdo who, but we all got a chuckle out of all of them and that’s a good thing!
Connie Spann read the minutes.
Then, the celebration from Grover took place and I’ve just gotta tell you about it. We all had such a good time!
Everybody sang “Happy Birthday” dear Grover. Eric sang, by request from Grover, “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.” Neil Woodfin played “Happy Birthday” and “Whispering Hope” on the harmonica. Very pretty! Billy Clyde Duncan played the piano and voiced “Until Then.” Pretty!
Eric, Joe and Neva Fields, Harold and Naomi Hanson, Dot Smith and Alice playing, sang “Standing on the Solid Rock.”
Ann Forbes called attention to the prayer sheets and told us that their great granddaughter, Brooklyn Oliver is much improved. Please keep praying for her and these others.
We were pleased to have David Chadwick, mayor and representing Farmers State Bank, present Grover with a beautiful bouquet of flowers.
Our state representative, Wayne Christian, also was there with a certificate from the state for Grover.
David Bain dismissed in prayer.
Dorothy Bain, Reporter
P.S. Next month, November 21st, remember to bring your toys for the Children’s Advocacy Center - teenage girls and boys things are needed.