Evergreen Outreach Oct. 6, 2011

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By Edith Elliott
What a gorgeous day to enter Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church for the weekly meeting of Evergreen Outreach.

This is EO’s 31st year. Congratulations to founder Phyllis Rames and all of the volunteers!
Pam Childers, one of the pianists for the day, greeted guests with many old melodies. Thank you for your faithfulness, Pam.
The Rev. Joe Lawson gave the devotional. He told us that we should emphasize the positive. If we are thankful, it colors everything else that we do. One example he gave was his son, who was unhappy about his golf game. When he “lightened up” and laughed, his golf game improved.
Beulah Brown, our Vandalia “Miracle Lady” (she is EVERYWHERE that she’s needed), led in singing “Happy Birthday” to Brian Eller (1st), Patty Sprague (5th) and Mary Williams (9th). She kept the guests laughing and enjoying the games, such as “Mother, May I?” and “Pass the Cup.”
Bernie Ray played the piano during the latter part of the program. She and Pam really make the piano accompaniment a highlight of EO.
Bill Beard brought many smiles to guests as he shaped balloons of many colors into hearts and animals. The guests got to take the balloons home with them.
Refreshments of cookies and tea were served. The cookies – which were very good – were furnished by Robin Kistler and Jeremie Rademacher.
Eugene Marshall from FAYCO shared his artwork. Very good, Eugene. Thank you.
It was good to welcome Eleanor McNutt back for a visit.
Thanks to our volunteers: Marie Sutton, Ruth Ann Scott, Erna Wasmuth, Lillie Moore, Ruth Kruenegel, Jeanne Schlicht and the bus drivers. As the young folks say: “You rock!”
Pinochle had two tables. At the first table, Flo Lange and Peggy Lippold won two games, while Rosamond Hobler and John Hunsley won one. At the second table, Shirley Locke and Mary Woolsey won one, while Jeanne Schlicht and Edith Elliott didn’t win any.
Next week, EO will meet at Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care.