AARP chapter met July 30

Published 9:34 am Tuesday, August 27, 2019

AARP Chapter 632 met July 30 at the James B. Allen Generations Center with Sue Staton presiding. There were 24 members and guests present.

Following the pledge to the flag, Eric Staton led the group in prayer. Corina Martin was welcomed back after her absence because of illness.

The group then sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to Joyce Reffett, Sue Staton and Georgetta Tolliver.

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It was reported AARP’s work at the Beer Cheese Festival went well.

Sue Staton’s 11-year-old granddaughter Olivia Haddox sang several selections: “Butterfly Fly Away,” “On My Own,” “Always True to You,” “God Bless the U.S.A.,” “Chain of Fools” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”

Dana McCall then accompanied herself on the dulcimer as she sang “Black Mountain Rag,” “Wildwood Flower,” and her original song, “Papa was a Railroad Man.”

She also informed the group the Homer Ledford Festival will be Labor Day weekend. A concert will be at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 31 at Campbell Junior High School.

James and Elizabeth Gay announced they will be hosting a fish fry soon.

Colista Ledford read the secretary’s report and Joyce Reffett presented the treasurer’s report.

The next AARP meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the James B. Allen Generations Center, 32 Meadow St. Everyone 50 or older is invited.