Mary Freitas Speaks To AARP Group

The Dillon Area Chapter #5336 of AARP, Inc. met on Monday, October 11, 2010, in the meeting room of the Council for the Aging at 2:00 p.m. with 26 members and 1 guest in attendance. 

President Virginia Meekins welcomed all present after which the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag was recited.  A devotional appropriate for Columbus Day was given by Jaxie Rogers.

Ms. Mary Freitas, speaker for the afternoon, gave a  most informative and interesting program on Arlington National Cemetery.  Ms. Freitas gave a brief history of Arlington then moved to a video providing beautiful scenes of Arlington.  After a question and answer period, Ms. Freitas was graciously thanked for the presentation.

The business session followed during which officers and committee chairpersons gave reports.  The president thanked the chapter for providing items for the food drive.  This project will continue in November; members are encouraged to continue to support this project.

The next meeting will be held on Monday, November 8, 2010.

Fork Presbyterian Church held its monthly family night fellowship on October 13, 2010 at 7:00pm.  The program was opened with announcements, prayer requests and prayer by Reverend Adrienne Anderson.  Those who attended enjoyed music provided by “The Pamplico Ensemble” of Pamplico First Baptist Church from Pamplico, South Carolina.  This group is composed of local music talent with a very professional sound.  Music performed was six wonderful worship songs, many of which were the classic hymns that everyone loved such as “The Anchor Holds” and “The Midnight Hour”.  The group also graciously mastered several contempory hits such as “I Will Praise You in This Storm” and “My Redeemer Lives”. 

“The Pamplico Ensemble” is energetically headed up by Mrs. Rhetta Hanna with sound support provided by Mr. Brooks Schoolcraft.  Other members of the group include: Shelley Butler, Sharon Keefe, Dale Odom, Lynne Huggins, Joe Odom, Pam Turner, Kenn Butler & Rusty Turner. 

After a wonderful time listening to the group deliver God’s word in music, all who attended enjoyed many home cooked goodies provided by the members of the church. 

Special thanks to Mr. L.R. Perritte for tastefully decorating the sanctuary and fellowship hall for our event.

Everyone is invited out to Fork Presbyterian Church’s monthly family night program held the second Wednesday of each month at 7pm.  Various entertainments and plenty of wonderful food is sure to be a great experience for the entire family.  Can’t make it to family night? No problem! You and your family is always welcome to join us on Sundays at 10:00am for Sunday School, 10:30 for breakfast and fellowship and 11:00am for service. We look forward to seeing YOU at church!

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