Ladies Aide to award scholarship

SPEAKER — Janet Keller, a guest speaker at the Point Pleasant Ladies Aide meeting, displays the nearly 100-year-old quilt made by her mother, which her mother made when she was 20 years old. -- Contributed

NEW CUMBERLAND — President Carolyn Allison called the most recent Point Pleasant Ladies Aide meeting to order, welcoming members and lit the Memory Candle for those unable to attend.

Allison and Vice-President Lisa Subrick conducted a Memorial Service for member Wanda Champ, who died April 25. A candle was lit and two poems were read: “Life Well Lived” and “I’m Free.”

The room was decorated with quilts, flowers and quilting and sewing accoutrements.

Guest speaker Janet Keller gave a presentation on “Motherhood,” sharing stories about her seven sons and her mother. Keller displayed a 97-year-old quilt that her mother made at the age of 20.

Hosts Louanne Huff, Linda Marsh, JoJo Powell and Pat Silbaugh served refreshments and displayed and discussed the quilts they brought to the meeting.

Subrick read the devotional, “The Comfort of God’s Wisdom,” and Secretary Nancy Conkle read the April meeting minutes and a thank-you card from Alex Staub, citing the Act of Kindness members participated in. Treasurer Carla Fryer gave the financial statement.

Members decided to purchase a new “Gifts from the Heart” plaque.

Scholarship Chair Nancy Wright reported the guidance counselor and teachers committee selected the recipient of the 2017 $500 scholarship. This will be given at the Oak Glen High School awards program Thurdsay.

Concerns, joys and comments were shared, followed by Marsh leading a closing prayer. The members jointly said the benediction.

The next meeting will be June 14 with a members’ birthday party and an auction of items brought by members.