The Annual Friendship Tea of the Progressive Study Club was held on Wednesday, May 1 at Barth’s Restaurant. All members were greeted at the decorated flower covered entry. The tables had spring table cloths and a mixture of fresh flowers and potted arrangements.
29 members were in attendance with 10 guests including: Joyce Maynard, Kelsey Yeater, Charlene Looney, Betty Yarter, Mary Helen Utley, Patsy Boehm, Gabriela Schultz, Kathleen Nichols, Shelley Johnson and Sue Thiele.
Cheryl Bush led the Pledge of Allegiance and Kathryn Farris led the Collect.
Kelsey Yeater Director of the Chamber of Commerce, thanked the Progressive Study Club for the donation made to benefit Blue Bonnet Days in Kenedy. Also, a certificate was given to the club for their participation in Relay for Life.
The program was put on by Lola Lyssy and Brooklyn Ridley. “All About Tea” was the very interesting subject. We learned about different types of tea and different types of tea pots and their origins as well as the origins of different teas.
The refreshments were provided by Sharon Rinehart, Mary Alice May and Barth’s Restaurant. Refreshments included a turkey salad, potato salad, a fresh fruit cup and lemon bar square and a refreshing raspberry iced tea.
Mary Kiesling from the scholarship committee, stated that one person had made application for the annual scholarship that PSC gives out. The scholarship will be awarded after the recipient enrolls in school next fall.
Before we adjourned, the Bond Issue for the new school was discussed. It is imperative that we vote yes on the school bond as our children need to be equipped with the best that we can give them. Educated children are our future. We encourage each and everyone to vote “Yes” otherwise the money that is coming into our schools will be sent to the state and it is much more important that we give our children a modern facility to learn and grow in than to send the money to the state.