The Thursday Lunch Club (TLC) met at noon March 2, 2017 in the Fellowship Hall of the LaGrange First United Methodist Church. There were 182 people who enjoyed a delicious meal of Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole, Peas and Carrots, Spinach Salad, Rice, Rolls, and Chess Cake for dessert along with coffee, tea or water. The meal was prepared by Rick Free, Director of Food Service at LaGrange First UMC, Jim Hardy and other volunteers. The tables were cleverly decorated with stacks of literary books in keeping with the storytelling theme by the Elizabeth Women’s Circle of the La-Grange First UMC. These women also hosted and served the meal.
Joyce Morgan Young, Program Chair, welcomed everyone and called on Dr. Brian Germano, Sr. Pastor, First United Methodist Church LaGrange, to add his welcome and blessing.
Following the meal, Joyce thanked Rick Free and his helpers for the meal. She thanked the Elizabeth UMW Circle for serving and hosting the meal and for the placement of the beautiful table decorations. Joyce thanked Judy Bledsoe for conducting the blood pressure checks and Parker Davenport and Perry Praider from Holmes Pharmacy for administering blood sugar checks prior to the meal. Our greeters for today were Freddie Hagan, Janet Johnson and Peggy Wiles. Enid Tate, Gail Walsh, Bobbie Richie and Tee Borders assisted with the attendee list and donations.
Everyone in attendance with a birthday in March was given a homemade cupcake by Donna Ennis wife of Richard Ennis, New York Life Agent. A drawing was held for four $20 gift certificates donated by Southern Charm in LaGrange. The winners were: Lou Castro, Laura Faulkner, Cecile Keeble and John Ruggiero.
Joyce Morgan Young i n troduced the program featuring Storyteller Donald Davis. Davis was a United Methodist Minister for 25 years, authored 18 books and more than forty original recordings. Throughout the years he has perfected the art of storytelling. All attendees hung on to every word he said and laughter was heard throughout the building.
Those in attendance were: Anne Allen, Sheita Amy, Thomas Amy, Pat Armstrong, Oleeta Aspinwall, Debbie Atkins, Helen Baker, Loretta Beall, Jake Behr, Barbara Berguson, Judy Bledsoe, Virginia Bonner, Tee Borders, Marcy Brenner, Lugene Brown, Lauranne Buchanan, Bobby Cammon, Dorothy Cammon, Hildred Cammon, Myrtie Cammon, Margaret Camp, Valerie Cardwell, Bob Cash, Marie Cash, Lou Castro, Dean Chewning, Lera Cochran, Paula Collins, Austin Cook, Dan Cook, Kat Cook, Sheryl Cooper, Annie Copeland, Beth Creed, Juanita Crews, Mary Lou Dabbs, Sue Daniel, Annette Davis, Donald Davis, Gene Davis, Rochelle Davis, Mozelle Drinkard, Randy Drinkard, Jean Edwards, Donna Ennis, Richard Ennis, Bill Fackler, Ralph Fagan, T Fagan, Laura Faulkner, Marcia Ferri, Bobbye Fincher, Linda Frano, Carol Freeman, Mary Funk, Lavelle Guantt, Sidney Gay, Diane Goldwire, John Goldwire, Jane Gottshall, Annie Green, Oliver Green, Elmer Hanners, Maenette Hanners, Carol Harlin, Laura Harlin, Linda Harrison, Freddie Hayes, Johnnie Heath, Mary Henderson, Ken Herring, Sharon Herring, Betty Hester, David Hobson, Pat Hobson, Charlie Holland, Fran Holland, Louise Horvath, BobbieHoward, Elaine Howard, Jonnie Jackson, Polly Jackson, Gary Jenkins, Janet Johnson, Ruth Johnson, Fred Jones, Hazel Jones, Lena Jones, Nancy Jones, Sharon Jones, Rebecca Juranitch, Cecile Keeble, Darian Krimm, John Lancaster, Rocio Lancaster, Jessica Lane, Dean Larson, Nancy Larson, Leigh Lawrence, Carole Linch, Eddie Linch, Joyce Linch, Kelly Linch, Gay Linquist, Larry Lybrand, Patti Lybrand, Don Mahaffey, Faye Mahaffey, Patsy Manning, June Marshall, Sue Martin, Joy May, Ann Mills, Georgina McCarthy, Charlotte Mc- Clendon, Betty McManaway, John McManaway, Carlene Mills, Dusty Mills, Faye Mock, Kendra Mosley, Bob Mosley, Bob Mulder, Karen Mulder, Alesia Nixon, Alice Norris, Dodie Patterson, Jennie Pilkington, Claire Plymel, Andria Powell, Ann Pratt, Betty Ragan, Julia Reeves, Nancy Reid, Bobbie Richie, Lonnie Richie, Virginia Robertson, Judy Rogers, Shirra Rogers, Barbara Roland, Eddie Roland, Libby Rolse, John Ruggiero, Suzanne Sanders, Shelly Sexton, Jean Shirley, Jan Smith, Lois Smith, Beth Spencer, Carolyn Stephens, Jane Stephens, Charles Stevens, Nancy Stevens, Denise Stewart, Sandra Stover, Phyllis Tarr, Enid Tate, Gordon Taylor, Virginia Vernon, Dorothy Vines, Hugh Vines, JoAnn Walker, Alison Wallace, Betty Wallace, Gail Walsh, Pat Walters, Cheryl Weldon, Jackie White Ann Wilder, Perry Wilder Peggy Wiles, Jane Willey, Cassie Wilson, Leta Wimpey and Vicky, Ruth Wipple, Linda Womble, Paula Wright, Bill Young, Doug Young, Edith Young, Joyce Young.
The next meeting of TLC will be April 6. The program will feature Reunion Quartet. At the next TLC attendees will also be given the opportunity to sign up for a visit to the Biblical History Center on April 21.