TRIBUNE COLUMN: News from the Pond


Dripping Springs NSDAR members at the 120th annual conference at Auburn University. Back row, (left to right) are Linda Kuykendall, Pam Reid, Brenda Scott and Pat Kahler. Seated on the front row, (left to right) are Rhonda VanZandt, Athelia Gibbs, Julia Floyd, Linda Schiger and Julea Moats.

The Holly Pond Homemakers Club held its March meeting on Tuesday at the local fire hall. Mrs. Deanie Walker, club president, presided. Brenda Scott led in the pledge to our flag, followed by a very good devotional presented by Amelia Wisener. Minutes of our last meeting were presented as written and approved. Also approved were the treasurer’s report. The cemetery board report was also presented by Brenda Scott. Miscellaneous items of business were discussed. The program was presented by Miss Belinda Kilgore on the topic, “Heritage Plants.”

Each member received her cake plate to be filled for the bake sale, which will be held at the Holly Pond Town Hall on March 31. Members were asked to have their items there by 7 a.m. that Saturday morning and the bake sale will begin at 8 a.m.

Members attending were Amelia Wisener, Brenda Wisener, Brenda Scott, Nell Harbison, Lee Reid, Gladys Wisener, Julia Floyd, Janice Murphree, Jimmie Dean Carnell, Linda Reid, Sue Morris, Maggie Smith, Peggy Ray, Deanie Walker, Judy Jones, Lyndall House, Christine Wise and Louise Scott.

The Holly Pond Civitan Club met on Tuesday night. Kay Stewart, president, presided. Paul Brown presented the invocation; Bart Dye led in the pledge to the flag with Tammy Baker leading in the Civitan Creed. Judy Floyd presented a written secretary report followed by the treasurer’s report by Sharon Oliver.

During the old business part, we discussed the successful pastor appreciation dinner. A proclamation was signed for Civitan awareness month for the month of April. It was also announced that the club will be holding its annual Vidalia onion sale with the deadline for taking orders on April 10. Our members who attended the Region I meeting presented a report on this meeting.

During the new business part, scholarship plans were discussed; good citizen, youth leadership nominations and plans for an Easter party to be held at the Holly Pond Senior Site building on March 26. Our next meeting is scheduled for March 27.

Members attending this meeting included Kay Stewart, Judy Floyd, Bart Dye, Gladys Wisener, Sharon Oliver, Lynn Jetton, Carla Hart, Tammy Black, Jimmie Dean Carnell, Paul Brown, Bill Oliver, Walt Floyd, Janice Murphree and Mary Hickey.

The 120th annual conference of the Alabama Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution was recently held in Auburn. Dripping Springs daughters attending from the local chapter were Linda Kuykendall, Pam Reid, Brenda Scott, Pat Kahler, Rhonda Van Zandt, Athelia Gibbs, Julia Floyd, Linda Schiger and Julea Moats.

Until next time, be safe, and keep warm.

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