MHGC members enjoy Christmas meeting

For the WPT


“Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.” ~ James M. Barrie

After what seemed likes days and days of rain and cold, cold weather, the sun finally came out and smiled down on the ladies of the Maben Home and Garden club as they met in the home of Dottie Dewberry for the Christmas meeting Dec. 10.

Assisting Ms. Dewberry with the luncheon and the program were Martha McMinn, Sylvia Templeton, Marie Pinnix and Karon Makamson.

Full of good cheer, the ladies converged around noon for a program of games, songs and gifts, plus plates full of good food, hot or cold drinks and yummy desserts.

A Christmas surprise was promised and a promise was kept: Santa Claus appeared to everyone’s surprise, pictures were made with the tree, games were played, more food was eaten, lots of hot drinks were passed around frequently, more gifts were won or lost, and finally all had to depart, go home and rest, and get ready for another day in the Christmas season.

Soon after eating, Sylvia Templeton led the group into singing “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Then Santa Claus led the ladies in playing the RIGHT/LEFT game using “T’was the Night before Christmas”, which took care of distributing the requisite Christmas ornaments.

Then Dottie Dewberry led the group in another version of “T`was the Night before Christmas” in which each lady listened for her word that she had drawn, then exclaimed HO! HO! HO! when it was read. Then Sylvia Templeton read a Cajun Night before Christmas version of the old tale.

Soon the ladies moved back into the dining room to play Christmas Bingo. Everyone went home a winner of ornaments and a variety of Christmas inspired decorations.

A short business meeting was held with President Anne Earnest presiding. Other than the usual reports, the only major project was a reminder about the annual Christmas Lighting contest to be held Dec. 19 with the judging to begin at 5:30 p.m.

Martha McMinn reminded the ladies that the next meeting will be in the Center Grove Baptist Church fellowship hall on Jan. 21. All were reminded to bring a hammer as each will be constructing a birdhouse.