MAN, W.Va. — START (Seniors Taking Active Roles Today) held their traditional Thanksgiving Dinner for the November meeting at Bruce McDonald Memorial United Methodist Church.
Tables were covered with gold cloths upon which silver buckets with winter flowers rested. Cornucopias and lots of fall leaves were scattered on the tables. Matching napkins and plates with pumpkin designs were used for the meal.
Celebrating birthdays in November were Betty Gentry, Arthur Brunty, Barbara Brunty, Elizabeth Tackett, and Gretchen Donahue.
The Lions Club of Man invited START to participate in the Lee Noel Memorial Christmas Caroling to be held Monday, December 19, beginning at 5 p.m. Following the caroling, folks are invited to the Man Church of God for soup and hot chocolate. Tackett, a member of the Man Lions Club, also announced that the Toy giveaway sponsored by local fire departments and the Lions Club would be held December 17. Children in the Buffalo Creek, Huff Creek, and Madison Creek area will receive toys.
Plans for the December meeting were made to attend the Justonian Restaurant at Justice for a Dutch treat meal, half of which START will pay. The meeting will be Thursday, December 15, beginning at noon. Members are asked to bring socks —ladies and mens — to the meeting to be given to local nursing homes.
Those attending were Gretchen Donahue, Angie Bassham, Randall Stepp, Sherry Stepp, Maxine Justice, Lou Arnold, Jane Grimmette, Pebble Vance, Rev. Terry Stone, Jean Wintz, Donna McNeely, Bill McNeely, Helen Nelson, Mae Osborne, Pauline Jeffrey, Tommy Jeffrey, William W. Nelson, Billie Noel, Pat Cook, Shirley Brown, Zettie Brown, Robert Frazier, Dixie Frazier, Frank Thompson, Elaine Thompson, Chad Story, Elizabeth Tackett, Arthur Brunty, Barbara Brunty, Betty Gentry, Donna Thibault, Paul Thibault, Maylee Dean and Gertie Moore.
Due to the beginning of the ‘snowy’ season, members are reminded to check about school closings and delays. If there are delays or closings, START will not meet. The next regular meeting will be January 26, 2017.