The Pleasant Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS) took a break from regular monthly meetings on Aug. 18 and made it a day of pleasure.
Mary Sue Kincaid planned the outing which first took members to Leon, to visit the Leon United Methodist Church which celebrated it’s 150th year in 2016. The Leon Methodist Church was founded and organized in July 1866 and the building was erected on property owned by Jeremiah and Annie Yauger. The church is situated on a high point above the town of Leon and overlooks the Kanawha River. The club was met by two gracious hostesses, Eleanor Keefer and Diana Buxton Buck who took the club on a tour and related many interesting facts and also served refreshments, according to members.
The next stop was the Point Pleasant River Museum in Point Pleasant where members were given a tour by Jack Fowler. One of the main attractions there was the simulator where members took an imaginary boat ride through the San Francisco Bay and New York Harbor. Linda Craig was at the helm and sailed past Fisherman’s Wharf and under the Golden Gate Bridge.
Next, members ate lunch at the Coffee Grinder on Main Street in Point Pleasant.
After lunch, the club went to the Bob Evans Museum in Rio Grande, Ohio which was featuring the Lauren and Hardy Exhibit. Members taking the trip were: Clinedda Austin, Carolyn Litchfield, Catherine Yauger, Linda Craig, Marylin Higginbotham and Mary Sue Kincaid. Garnet Scwartz joined the club for lunch and Sharon Nibert visited the Leon Church.
On Sept. 8 the club met at the Mason County Library. Clinedda Austin was the hostess and served lunch. Following lunch the flag salute was given. Mary Sue Kincaid presented the meditations about grandmothers.
Marylin Higginbotham presented the Health Motivator Lesson entitled “Celebrate September” written by Patty Morrison, WVU Extension Agent from Wirt County. Labor Day was created to give tribute to the contributions which have been made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country by those who labor. The first governmental regulation came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. Oregon was the first state to pass the law on February 17, 1887. On June 28, 1894, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and its territories.
Reports were given by two of the four Educational Committees. Mary Sue Kincaid, Chairperson of the Purposeful Reading Committee, had four books on display and available for check out from the CEOS Library. She told about the “Little Libraries” which are becoming popular and asked the club to start one of these. The location has not yet been decided upon.
Reports were given by the Mason County Fair Culinary Arts Committee, the August Club outing, and the Cuddlers’ Project,
Items of discussion were: 30th Annual “Harvest of Quilts” Quilt Show which will be held on Oct. 1-2 at the West Virginia State Farm Museum in conjunction with its fall festival.,
The 2016 Breast Cancer Awareness walk which will start at the Riverfront Park on October 29, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. A pancake breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. and the CEOS Fall Achievement which will be held at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Haven on October 22nd.
The Pleasant Club is planning a Holiday Workshop for the public which will be held at the New Hope Baptist Church sometime in November.
The president, Clinedda Austin, presented Mary Sue Kincaid with a birthday gift.
Attending the meeting: Catherine Yauger, Faye Meadows, Garnet Schwarz, Mary Sue Kincaid, Marylin Higginbotham, Linda Craig, Clinedda Austin, Donna Hart, Brenda Schultze, Carolyn Litchfield and Lorrie Wright.
Submitted by Club Reporter Catherine Yauger.