The Kilgore Woman’s Club met November 9 at the home of Peggy Bowne. The home was beautifully decorated for fall and was a great beginning for the holiday season. Assisting Ms. Bowne were hostesses Ellen Watson, Carolyn Kennedy and Carroll Bolton.
In the absence of the president, Linda Sartor, first vice president, called the meeting to order and led the members in the reading of the Club Collect.
The minutes were read by Secretary Carroll Bolton and were approved as read. Treasurer Ann Patterson gave the treasurer’s report which was accepted as given. Under new business, Patti Cunyus made a motion that Kilgore Woman’s Club make a donation to Presbyterian Children and to Helping Hands for Christmas. Martha Lee seconded the motion and it carried.
Under the Legislation report, Lauren Cunyus reported that all seven propositions at passed. She also reported that only seven percent of eligible voters had voted. Texas House Speaker Joe Straus is retiring.
Under Civic Affairs, Chairman Joan Smith, informed members that Citizens Bank is paying $1 a pound for leftover Halloween candy.
Local events were discussed, including Mingle and Jingle which is scheduled for November 25, the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The Christmas parade will
be on November 28.
Patterson presented the program for the day entitled Fancy Gowns, continuing this year’s theme of Favorite Fashions Era. Her program especially followed the life and career of seamstress Ann Lowe who was the daughter of an Alabama Slave. She was the first African American to become a noted fashion designer and became a favorite of high society matrons from the 1920s to the 1930s. In 1953 she designed the wedding dress of Jackie Kennedy.
Sartor adjourned the meeting with the club motto “how good to live
Those attending were Ellen Watson, Carolyn Kennedy, Roberta Boggs, Ann Patterson, Joan Still-Smith, Sandra Holley, Lauren Cunyus, Clemmie Richards, Marion Richardson, Virginia Wallace, Linda Sartor, Martha Lee, Micah Mitchell, Jean Robertson, Ferol Whitfield, Ruth Anne Camp, Peggy Bowne, Carroll Bolton, Dianna Jones, Nadine Adamson, Patsy Abernathy, Patti Cunyus.