MAN — The July meeting of START (Seniors Taking Active Roles Today) was held Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Bruce McDonald Memorial United Methodist Church. Imagining a vacation at the beach, the tables were decorated with ocean blue tablecloths topped with wooden sailboats and lighthouses. Beach balls, swimming rings and beach umbrellas completed the scene. The main food table had a centerpiece of a child’s wadding pool, lots of sunglasses and flip-flop sandals.
Members and guests were welcomed and Bill McNeely gave the blessing of the food. Those celebrating birthdays in July were the leaders to the buffet table loaded with delicious food. Resident baker Zettie Brown made a beach themed cake.
Following luncheon, minutes of the June meeting was read by START Secretary Barbara Brunty and a treasury report was given by START Treasurer Alice Harrison.
Those recognized for celebrating birthdays in July included Nancy Garrett, Billie Noel, Robert Perry and Frank Thompson.
START will have their next regularly scheduled meeting at noon Thurs., Aug., 28 at Bruce McDonald Memorial United Methodist Church. Vickie Browning from PRIDE will be the guest speaker.
“All are invited to come and enjoy great food and fellowship,” START President Gretchen Donahue said.
Those attending the meeting included JoAnne Hensley, Lessie Bailey, Donna McNeely, Bill McNeely, Delores Spears, Merlin Spears, Elmer Jeffery Jr., Lounice Jeffery, Joan Thompson, E. Rallos, Alice Harrison, Norma Jean Nelson, Helen W. Nelson, Lou Arnold, May Osborne, Jerry Garrett, Nancy Garrett, Ethel Morgan, Gretchen Donahue, Barbara Spears, Pat Joe White, Pebble Vance, Judy Sites, Elizabeth Tackett, Maxine Justice, Patty Stowers, Shirley Brown, Zettie Brown, Jim Blevins, Donna Thibault, Paul Thibault, Peggy Mosley, Arthur Brunty and Barbara Brunty.