After a summer absence, the Century and Shakespeare clubs hosted the federated ladies clubs for the annual ReAssembly luncheon.
Among those in attendance were honored guests Barbara Harvey, the president of the TFWC Historical Foundation; Shawnee Harding, TFWC Life Member; Grace Butler, Life Member of Trinity District; JoAnn Johnston, Life Member of Trinity District; Grace Tamminga, Life Member of Trinity District; and JoAnn Ranton, president of the Waxahachie City Federation of Women’s Clubs.
The salad luncheon was completed with a dessert buffet and iced tea. Villa Italiana Catering and Mr. Al Elmazi, of Midlothian, prepared the meal.
The theme of the day was “Patriotic Music” and the red, white, and blue décor was prepared by Tommie Worthy and Linda Higgins.
The piano music of Carol Farrar welcomed guests as they registered with Shawnee Harding and picked up their yearbooks from Ruth Wilkins.
Shawnee Harding, president of Shakespeare Club, welcomed the guests and presided over the meeting. Seated with her at the head table were JoAnn Ranton, president of the City Federation; Beverly Crawford, president of the Century Club; Grace Butler, and Chett Haynes, speaker of the day.
Ranton gave the Invocation and Crawford then led the pledges to the United States and Texas flags. Ranton introduced the City Federation officers and club presidents.
Grace Butler introduced Chett Haynes, the minister of music at the First Baptist Church in Waxahachie and the Director of the Silver Serenaders Choir.
Presenting a program “Music of the Red, White, and Blue” Chett Haynes delighted and entertained us as he played the piano, sang historical and patriotic songs, quoted from president Reagan and II Chronicles, and read Johnny Cash’s song “The Ragged Old Flag.” George M. Cohen’s World War I era “Over There” and Katherine Lee Bates’ “America the Beautiful” were two especially enjoyed songs. Haynes concluded the program with “God Bless America.”
The City Federation fall meeting to welcome newcomers to Ellis County will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1in the Ellis County Woman’s Building, located at 407 West Jefferson in Waxahachie. All club women are encouraged to attend as are all women interested in learning more about life in Ellis County. Linda Sibley, first vice-president and program chairman, has arranged the program enlightening all of us more about life in Ellis County.
The Trinity District fall workshop will be Saturday, Oct. 6 in Whitesboro and will be hosted by the Whitesboro History Club. The TFWC Fall Board meeting will be Sept. 13-15 in Austin.
The City Federation will again collect calendars for the Veteran’s Hospital. Those interested in participating can place calendars in the dropbox box by the front door at the Waxahachie Daily Light through Dec. 31.
The Clubs made a donation to the American Heart Association in Haynes’ honor. In October, all clubs will resume their regular schedule of meetings.