The Carthage Book Club met at Ginocchio’s Restaurant for its Christmas luncheon on Thursday Dec. 12. President Twink Ross welcomed special guests Lynn and Monty Pierce and Christie Chandler, who opened their beautiful homes for the Christmas Home Tour. The Winkler Place, where the Home Tour reception was held, was represented by Mackenzie Robinson, Dianah Blackwell and Sarah De Los Santos. Then Book Club members introduced their invited guests.

Everyone enjoyed the Shrimp Louie Salad and chocolate cake with creamy chocolate sauce.

Jackie Rodriguez gave a brief history of the poinsettia and then read the children’s book, “The Legend of the Poinsettia.”

President Ross wished everyone safe travels and a Merry Christmas.