Greetings from Toccopola!

NOTICE: Book Exchange Saturday, July 6 from 9 A.M. until 11 A.M. at Toccopola Community Center. We have lots and lots of books and we would love to share them with you. Please come and join us.

Happy Birthday wishes to McKinley Stegall 7-5, Don Douglas 7-6, Molly VanWinkle Coffey 7-6, Henry Lena 7-8 and Ellen Houston 7-9. Happy Anniversary to Billy and Brenda Berry 7-8.

The Toccopola Homemakers met on Monday night, June 24, at the Toccopola Community Center.  The meeting was called to order by Vice-President, Margaret Ratliff.  Bette Sparks opened with prayer.
Roll was called by Zeda Woods with nine members and one visitor present with a total of 138 volunteer hours.  The minutes from the last meeting were read by Margaret Ratliff and approved.   In absence of health leader, Harley Ann Thorne passed out the health report on "Do You Need a Specialist in Aging?"  Pat Williams gave the garden report on mulching and talked about flowers for this time of year and how to take care of them.  Harley Ann Thorne gave an Environmental   report on Launching of Balloons.  All reports were very informative.
The business of the meeting included: reminders for the next council meeting on July 3 at the regular time; the upcoming fair in August scheduled for August 12-17, and to think about the day we are to work; a list of upcoming events for the club; and a reminder for baby blankets for the children's hospital.
After the business of the meeting there was a time of show and tell.  This is always interesting and fun, included were:  a darning tool from past and present, puzzle picture of family, a new baby, life experiences, cross stitching, and a homemade wallet. 
After show and tell, delicious refreshments were served by Bette Sparks and Ann Davis.   The Toccopola Homemakers meet on the fourth Monday night of each month at the Toccopola Community Center at 7:00.  We welcome visitors and new members.  Come and join us!

Bellevue Baptist church had a wonderful Vacation Bible School the week of June 23 -28.   Each day opened with the pledges to American Flag, Christian Flag and the Bible.  There were Mission stories, Bible stories, craft, music, singing, and of course food.  Margie Douglas said they wanted to thank all the workers, the parents and all who helped in any way.  On Friday night parents and grandparents and friends came to see all the children had learned and enjoyed a time of refreshments and fellowship.

Welcome back home Genie Wendler!! Genie spent part of the summer with her Aunt Reeda and Uncle Paul Barnes in Aberdeen. She had a great time visiting with other friends …but….glad to be back home with mom and dad.

Walter and Mary Hampton are excited to announce the birth of their granddaughter, Layla Je’Ann Hampton born June 10, 2019.

This is the day the Lord has made let us rejoice and be glad in it. Have a great Fourth of July! If traveling, drive safely.

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