Club Briefs, May 28, 2017

Cottey College program at Chapter BB

The regular meeting of Chapter BB was held Monday at the Ember’s Coffee Shop with Barb Ytzen as hostess and LaDonna Allison, Irene Sheeler and Dorothy Stone serving on the tea committee.

Allison gave a presentation about the P.E.O. Project, Continuing Education.

Carolyn Anderson reviewed the activities of the 120th Anniversary Celebration including the Meet and Greet on Saturday night to welcome Beth Ledbetter President of the P.E.O. International Chapter and the Tea on Sunday afternoon where Ledbetter will be the featured speaker.

The Program was given by Erin Propp who graduated from Cottey College in 1997 and Sarah Mectal who graduated from Cottey in 2011 both from Melbourne. They shared some interesting stories about their experiences at Cottey from student – faculty ratio to dorm accommodations as well as taking part in the overseas travel and study program provided by Cottey College.

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State Center Lions barbecues return to Farmers Market

STATE CENTER — The State Center Lions Club is coming to the State Center Farmer’s Market for its third summer season of barbecued pork fundraisers. Four fundraisers have been scheduled. The dates of the fundraisers are June 15, July 6, July 27 and Aug. 24. These fundraising events will be held at the weekly Farmers Markets with serving from 5-7 p.m. in the downtown area of West Main Street. The Lions’ menu will feature smoked pork loin, pulled pork sandwiches or pork chops on a stick. The menu for the first barbecue fundraiser on June 15, will feature pork chops on a stick, sweet corn on a stick and watermelon.

Proceeds from these fundraisers will go toward various community projects sponsored by the State Center Lions Club. Projects include the City of State Center’s Tree Planting Program, the Iowa Lions Eye Bank, the Iowa Lions KidSight Program, the Sight First Program’s vision screening for preschoolers, the Iowa Lions Hearing Aid Bank and scholarships for West Marshall High School graduates.

The local Farmers Market features plants, flowers, and other locally grown garden produce, along with locally produced baked goods, art and crafts. Each week, the Market features free entertainment with live music, children’s activities and family games.