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Carthage Service League gained new members in April. From left to right: Peggy London, Pattie Rushing, Deanie Berry, Janet Humber and Deanna Jones.

The Carthage Service League met at the Sammy Brown Library Hospitality Room on Tuesday, April 13.

It was great to be able to get together as a group and discuss activities and projects that have been accomplished during the pandemic.

President Harriet Huff called the meeting to order with a prayer. Cherie Gibert reported on the Thrift Shop. The shop was blessed with donations and customers during the pandemic. The Thrift Shop located on the square in Carthage has returned to regular days and hours: Monday through Friday, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations are accepted every morning from 9 a.m. to noon.

The committee appointed to present two scholarships to Panola College to qualifying graduating area seniors will present these at the assemblies in May.

Nancy Langford reported on activities at the Sammy Brown Library. The library was busy with STEAM Camp during the Spring Break. This was a great success as a come and go format averaging 22 children a day. The Brown Bag Lunch Book Club was well attended in March. Karen Stanley led the discussion of The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate.

Future events include a story walk at the Walking Trail to feature Jump Rope Rhymes April 25 – May 1. Another Brown Bag Lunch Book Club will be May 13 with Kim Turner presenting The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah. Plans for the summer reading program are underway.

New members for the month of April are Peggy London, Pattie Rushing, Deanie Berry, Janet Humber and Deanna Jones.

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned. Refreshments were served by hostesses, Linda Howard, Maudeen Peters, Alice Newton, Kay Williamson, Jane Gaskill, and Sandra Morrison. Members present were Barbara Alexander, Donna Arnold, Deanie Berry, Sarah Davidson, Fran Giroux, Jo Hall, Kim Holcomb, Richie Honeycutt, Margie Hopkins, Janet Humber, Debbie Jernigan, Deanna Jones, Lacy Jones, Sharon Kyle, Peggy London, Jo McMillan, Shirley Murray, Lana Overton, Pattie Rushing, Linda Salgado, Ruth Shull, Judy Stuart, Linda Walkoviak and Barbara Wilson.

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