The Soroptimists of Great Bend recently celebrated the most successful garden tour fundraiser in their club history. The tour, titled "Great Gardens & Garages," was held on Sunday, June 12th with the help of numerous individuals in the Great Bend area. "We've been holding the Soroptimist Garden Tour for several years," says event coordinator Ruth Bealer. "This year, we added an extra element of fun by expanding the event to include a man cave crawl."
Linda Marmie of Chapter DU, JanBonine of Chapter IV, Becky Hill of Chapter HR and Margie Nairn of chapter FS, were among more than 250 delegates who attended the 109th annual convention of Kansas State Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, June 3-5, in Wichita. The theme for the convention was "Destination P.E.O." Kansas State Chapter President Jeanette Mooney of Chapter JB, Paola, presided.
The Zeta Gamma chapter of Epsilon Alpha International met at the Elks Club for Installion of Officers and dinner.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday, at The Club at Stone Ridge. Lunch will be from the menu. The program will be provided by Lily Akings who will be discussing the high incidence of teen pregnancy. The luncheon is informal and time will be allowed for discussion from the floor. The public is invited to attend and participate in the discussion.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111, and its Ladies Auxiliary, met on May 31 at the Post Home.
Central Kansas Threadbenders Quilt Guild will meet at 1 p.m. Friday, June 17, at First Presbyterian Church, 24th & Washington, Great Bend. The public is invited.
Tuesday May 31
Morrison McFadden VFW Post 3111 and its Ladies Auxiliary will host the 91st Dept. of Kansas VFW Convention
The Parnassus Club met May 10 at the Classic Inn, with seven members present for the annual Spring Luncheon. Following a very yummy and enjoyable meal, the business meeting was held. Sharon Jones reported on the Night at the Opera in Salina which was enjoyed by Nancy Converse, Betty Erickson, Chari Miller and Sharon. They enjoyed an Italian dinner at Martinelli's across the street from the Stiefel Theatre where the Opera evening was presented.
The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel met at 11:30 a.m. on May 6 at the Club at Stone Ridge. President Rose Kelly opened the meeting with the flag salute and Becky Dudrey gave the invocation. Forty-two members and one guest, Joe Boley, were present. Birthdays for March, April and May were recognized.
Barton County Historical Society will have their monthly meeting at 7:39 p.m. on Monday. The program will be Home on the Range: Kansas Folklore presented by Jim Hoy. The program is brought to you by the Kansas Humanities Council, a non-profit organization promoting understanding of the history and ideas that shape our lives and strengthen our sense of community.
The Great Bend Garden Club held a tour of gardens for its May meeting. The tour began on the backyard patio of Bonnie Sarff where light refreshments were served by Bonnie, Teresa Bachand, and Fern Tompkins. Then nineteen members and two guests, Darlene McDorman and Linda Ludes, visited and enjoyed the spring flower gardens of Bonnie, Mary Kummer, Alice Young, Delores Baker, and Delores Grose.
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