Our scholarship winners were able to attend this meeting. From George West High, we had Wesley Iley who plans to study computer science at Baylor. Madison Harlien from Orange Grove High was the other recipient. Her interest is in veterinary medicine. Madison will attend Texas A&M in Kingsville.
The drawing for our Mother’s Day Raffle was held by Linda Black with various members pulling the tickets. Winning the basket of Mary Kay cosmetics was Debbie Baldez of Pernitas Point. The hand-crafted necklace went to Dottie Meyer of Lagarto; the $50 La Palmera Mall Gift Certificate was won by John Bedgood of Alice and Beverly Strong of Lagarto took the $25 Chili’s gift card.
The money from our raffles helps us in awarding scholarships to area students just as we did this month.
Later in the year, we will be having our “big” raffle which always has a hand-crafted quilt as one of the prizes. Chole Trevino has been hard at work for several weeks now getting the quilt top ready for the quilters. Our craft bazaar which is always held on the second Saturday in November brings in quite a bit of the money which helps us donate back into the community through various organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club in George West and the South Texas Children’s Home in Beeville.
In May, we always conduct the installation of new officers. This year our out-going President, Trish Arink, took the lead by swearing in Sharon Tonne as Treasurer, Dottie Meyer as Reporter and Cherie McGuire as President. The other two Board members had already left on summer vacation trips!
Work continues on the outside of our building which is the Old Lagarto Schoolhouse. Peggy Barnett has been painting the trim and it is looking pretty good. Jessica Keese has been planting various items in our flower beds but the deer have been giving her some problems!
Our door prize this month was won by Connie Reardon. It was a very nice necklace.
And so, we adjourned for the summer. On Tuesdays, we will continue our aerobic exercising and on Thursdays we will continue our workshops. If you have an interest in joining our little group, drop by for a visit. Check us out. We would love to have you. And, don’t forget that we have a small lending library. Or, if you want, you can buy a book or two. The price is right!