Club supports community causes

Published 8:57 am Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Members of the Mocksville Womans Club displayed their commitment to community service at their meeting on Nov. 11 at Bermuda Run Country Club.

Central Davie Academy, A Storehouse for Jesus, and William R. Davie Elementary School received donations. Members brought boxes of apples and vegetables, giving 200 pounds of food to the Storehouse in time for Thanksgiving.

Centerpeices on the tables featured burlap bags overflowing with fresh vegetables.

Personal items were also collected for Christmas baskets for senior women who are clients at the Storehouse.

Members presented a cash donation for Central Davie, along with 40 $5 gift cards for the students.

Teachers at William R. Davie had approached the club requesting funds to establish weather stations for third through fifth grade classes. Realizing this STEM project would provide learning not only about weather, but also math, reading, writing, science and observation skills, the club provided the funds.

The speaker was Amanda Lanier, curator of education at Reynolda Gardens of Wake Forest University. Her visual presentation of toxic plants and flowers in North Carolina evoked many questions from members.

Jean Saunders, president, recognized Sidniee Suggs and Shirley Cagle as “Ordinary Women Making an Extraordinary Difference” for their Facebook and newspaper reporting. She also presented the GFWC District 4 Yearbook award to Linda Dorsett.

Members participated in the “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race in Downtown Mocksville; and will participate in the Wreaths Across America movement, placing Christmas wreaths at the National Cemetery in Salisbury on Dec. 12.