May 20, 2013 news

Carolyn Mills

Pleasant Hill UMC ladies hosted a bridal shower for Miss April Wallace, bride elect of Zack Sisson. The FamilyLifeCenter was beautifully decorated with vases of white deutzia and red amaryllis on tables overlaid in white. A lovely vase of mixed roses and greenery on the foyer entrance table was enhanced by a mirror reflecting the arrangement on a Battenburg Lace Table Cloth. I believe the flowers came from the homes of Carolyn Sisson and Paula Bane.


Zack is the son of Jenny and John Vowell who are members of Pleasant Hill UMC. April is from Starkville where Zack now lives and works. He is also a member of Pleasant Hill congregation.


Young ladies of the Church are stepping up to the plate and assuming duties once performed by older ladies. The ladies responsible for hosting the shower included: Tracy McCully, Emily Ingram, Pixie Little and  Jenna Jackson.


One advantage of holding an event just before the annual Memorial Day Service on Mother’s Day is that the same decorations can be used.


Several older ladies were spotlighted during the worship service held on Mother’s Day at Pleasant Hill. During the time the oldest mother, the youngest mother, and mother with most children present is usually celebrated, Mary Burroughs and her daughter Niki Tucker called the following ladies down front and presented each with a piece of pottery made by a local potter CAROL’S BACKPORCH pottery located in the Nanih Waiya community: Alene Ingram, Dean Dempsey, Louise Dempsey, Pat Horton, Carolyn Sisson, Paula Bane Carolyn Mills and the pastor’s wife, Charlotte Dowd. A special gift was presented to Sue Heath who was present with her daughters Millie and Sharon. Sue lost her husband during the past year and resides in Winston Nursing Home.


Winston Garden Club met for their last meeting until September in the Quilt Room at Lake Tiak-O’Khata with Joyce Johnson, Johnna Williamson, and Brenda Hunt serving as hostesses. Betty Sullivan and her daughter Shelia Hickman were welcomed back after several missed meetings due to the illness of husband and father, Dotty Sullivan. Dotty is home now after having spent 42 days in the hospital.


Nardah Reed and husband Fred have the same birthday. Fred is now a resident of

LouisvilleCareCenter, so Nardah and sixteen of the couples friends held a birthday party at the nursing home for the couple and Fred had a great time.


Bonnie Fulton will soon be losing her daughter Peggy and family who are moving to Florida. Bonnie has two other daughters, one lives in Oregon and the other in Tennessee. Don’t be surprised if Bonnie pulls up stakes and leaves her lovely home on Highway 397 to live with one of her children. Winston Garden Club certainly hopes not as Bonnie is one of the club’s charter members.


At the garden club meeting, Bonnie encouraged the members to make the drive out 397  to the Hill Farm to see the many native plants growing there.


Winston Garden Club chose to landscape the Habitat For Humanity House on West College Street as one of their projects. Saturday several of the members met at the house to put in plants that had been purchased. Now! It is true that some of them did not lift a finger, but thankfully Kitty Chappel and Janice Dill brought their significant others along and they were put to work. At least four of the members present at the working are past 80 years and can be excused for taking a seat and watching the others work. Johnna then led the members on a tour of the house.


From the looks of the blooms, there will be a bumper crop of blackberries this year! All the rain we have had this month was beneficial to the growth of this wild native plant.