Carthage Service League volunteers continue to serve

Fall decorations and delicious sandwiches and desserts awaited the Carthage Service League members at the Oct. 8 meeting.

Volunteers in the Carthage Service League met at the Sammy Brown Library to welcome the autumn season on Tuesday, Oct. 8 and regretfully accepted the resignation of Virginia Woods, who has been a faithful member for 48 years.

President Harriet Huff welcomed members and presided over the business meeting.

Co-Chairs of the Thrift Shop, Betty Kasper and Cherie Gibert, reported a successful changeover to fall and winter merchandise. Donations from the residents of Carthage continue to be received, and all are greatly appreciated. Recently, the shop has helped Mission Carthage, Panola County Schools, Veteran’s Administration, church groups and Isaiah 58 Farms.

Winners of the gift certificates for work at the Thrift Shop during changeover were Kim Holcomb and Richie Honeycutt.

The Sammy Brown Library report included upcoming events for patrons. The library will offer activities at Potlatch and extra storytimes have been added on school holidays. The first meeting of the Brown Bag Book Talk will be held on Oct. 22, with Karen Stanley leading the discussion. The session will begin at noon, and the book featured is “Where the Crawdads Sing.”

Members donated candy for Halloween on the Square participants on Oct. 31. Volunteers will be handing out candy outside the shop.

The November project will be Samaritan House.

Hostesses for the meeting were Debbie Jernigan, Lana Overton, Lynda Albers, Barbara Wilson, Glena Noles, Sharon Kyle and Kaylan McKnight.

Members attending included Barbara Alexander, Kristy Atkins, Ruth Bristow, Bobbie Cariker, Sarah Davidson, Sally Dawson, Jane Gaskill, Gibert, Fran Giroux, JoAn Henry, Holcomb, Margie Hopkins, Linda Howard, Huff, Debbie Jernigan, Kasper, Kyle, Gayla LaGrone, Nancy Langford, Peggy London, McKnight, Jo McMillin, Shirley Murray, Alice Newton, Overton, Ellen Stokes, Linda Walkoviak, Wilson and Pamela Wilson.