Our hostesses Chole Trevino and Connie Castanon did a spectacular job decorating for Halloween. All the members dressed in costumes for a contest. Prizes were given to the following members: First place-Peggy Barnett dressed as a witch; Second place-Connie Castanon dressed as a pumpkin; Third place-Jessica Keese-dressed as Cleopatra. Each received prizes of beautiful jewelry. We paused for a pot luck luncheon before the program.
We began with our program, a special guest speaker Darlene Conley. Mrs. Conley brought her Mexican Folk Art collection from the villages in the interior of Mexico. She brought five groups of art: Basketry, masks, stitchery, wood carvings and pottery. She invited the members to view and handle the items and the books of art she had displayed. She also told several interesting stories of her travels around the world. Linda Avila presented her with a copy of the Lagarto History Book to thank her for the fascinating program she shared with us.
When the meeting resumed, the minutes for the last meeting held Sept. 9th and the treasurer’s report were read and approved. Our members were praised for the building cleanup done the past month. Joyce Sattler was recognized for her efforts in cleaning the kitchen and Peggy Barnett for painting the storeroom. It was noted that Jessica Keese purchased a new refrigerator. Connie Reardon said new fire extinguishers had been installed and the men’s bathroom and re-screening was still in progress. It was voted on to find someone to mow monthly, to have the kitchen floor repaired and to purchase a pump house to protect the pump.
Members were reminded that the Jim Wells County Fair is Oct. 19th through the 23rd. Volunteers were scheduled to man the booth where we will sell bazaar raffle tickets, club books, cookbook and handmade items.
Our annual Christmas Bazaar will be Saturday, Nov. 13th, starting at 8 a.m. Plan to come do your Christmas shopping! Linda Spiess made bazaar flyers to be put in local community areas and newspapers. Jessica and Chole have inventoried our sale items and we have about $1,000 worth of items to sell. We will also have a bake sale run by Joyce Sattler. Each member will bring 2-3 items, wrapped and labeled. Also a hot dog combo of hot dog, chips and a drink for $2 will be sold. So much is featured for your shopping pleasure.
The next meeting for the Lagarto Community Club will be Nov. 11th at 9 a.m. to set up for our bazaar. The ladies will share a brown bag luncheon. Anyone interested in joining this group is welcome to attend.