Spinning Wheel Chapter discusses ways to serve

The Spinning Wheel Chapter DAR met at 1 p.m. on Sept. 16 at the Marshalltown Library with Whitney Hunt, Chapter regent, presiding with 12 members and one guest. Refreshments were served by Hostesses Diane Hobson and Janice Juchems.

Chaplin Linda Schaper gave the invocation. Hunt led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and American’s Creed.

Hunt asked for volunteers to head up committees for the upcoming year. The Service to Community month was discussed and it was suggested members could consider cleaning old gravestones.

Registrar Marlys Ankrum gave her report and discussion followed about the possibility of adding Zoom DAR meetings for those unable to attend in person.

Diane Hobson reported on progress made at Veterans Home in building a ball field, dugout, scoreboard and concession stand and the proposed day care center on campus that employee’s children can use when they are ill.

Hobson has brought candy bars and other snacks to the veterans and will be purchasing puzzles, books, snacks and other items for them. They are very appreciative.

Ankrum and Hobson will attend the Fall Forum on Oct. 15. Gift baskets for military families will be brought to the Fall Forum in Des Moines.

Hunt asked that if anyone is interested in working at the polls for the elections, they can give her their name and she will pass it on to those in charge.

Hunt thanked the hostesses, and the meeting adjourned at 2 p.m. to go to the new Emergency Food Box for the program and tour given by Cindy Staron, operations co chair. She said Marshalltown is a very generous community, with many individuals donating money or groceries on a monthly or regular basis. With the increasing cost of food, the Emergency Food Box has had many new families coming to be served recently.

The next meeting will be at 1 p.m. on Oct. 21 with the program being the “Importance of Voting.”


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