MAN — The October meeting of START (Seniors Taking Active Roles Today) was held October 22, 2015 at Bruce McDonald Memorial United Methodist Church. Halloween was the theme for all decorations. Black tablecloths with purple place mats were the setting for metal pumpkins, scarecrows and witches hats. The registration table was presided over by a large metal scarecrow.
Celebrating birthdays in October were Merlin Spears and Paul Thibault.
As is always the case, a great lunch was prepared and enjoyed by the members of START.
Plans were made for the traditional Thanksgiving Dinner to be held at the November meeting. The members voted to contribute to local food pantries as they prepare to provide for families this Thanksgiving season.
Following the business meeting, door prizes were awarded.
Those attending were Gretchen Donahue, JoAnne Hensley, Alice Harrison, Elmer Jeffery, Lounice Jeffery, Lou Arnold, Jane Grimmette, Deloris Spears, Merlin Spears, Pebble Vance, Donna McNeely, Bill McNeely, Mae Osborne, Billie Noel, Betty Gentry, Robert Perry, Maxine Justice, Jeanie McDaniels, George Doczi, Joan Thompson, Elizabeth Tackett, Arthur Brunty, Barbara Brunty7 Donna Thibault, Paul Thibault, William T. Coyer II, Randy Sites, Judy Sites, Lessie Bailey.
A traditional Thanksgiving Dinner will be the order of the day for the next START meeting Thursday, November 19, at Bruce McDonald Memorial United Methodist Church beginning at noon.