Judi Overly presented Rev. Finnin with our "Thank You" card and donation of $100 to the church. " He said they were very happy to have us meet there. They appreciated the fact that when we leave each hook-in they never know we have been there."
A lady named Mary Moriarty stopped by the church today and dropped off a bag of rug hooking patterns on linen or burlap, one had been almost completed. She contacted me through our website about this rug hooking kit that she purchased for $10.00 at a thrift store and wanted to donate it to our group. I informed her of out meeting location and basically had forgot about it until she showed up.
The kit came with wool and other literature. After looking through some of the papers a membership list for The Gator Group dated 1996 was found. Dee said she new the ladies on the list and most had passed away. She thought the rug was a group project that never was finished.
Carol took the bag home with her and will keep it until we all get back next winter to decide what to do with it. She was copying a list found in the papers for Marta and found the followed items. One an Atha newsletter to Alice Valentine of Vero Beach dates Oct/Nov 1995, another date of 1991 and a Claire Murray sale for Christmas 1997. Carol stated "It will be fun to see what we will do with the patterns when we meet next Fall. Perhaps we could raffle the one rug and make some money and get noticed by the media."
It was a very successful and exciting luncheon! Already looking forward to next year!