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Preceptor Pi members learn about holiday candies and share traditions
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Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi enjoyed the program “Candies for the Holidays” presented by Cindy Meitler when the chapter met Nov. 15 at her home.
Candies have always been a special part of the holidays and some of them have been around for centuries, Meitler said. She presented histories of nine different holiday candies and provided samples of each for the members. Candies featured in the program included sweetheart candies for Valentine’s Day; the hollow chocolate bunnies for Easter; Peeps, an Easter candy now being made for other holidays as well; jelly beans with Jelly Bellies being the most popular in 50 flavors; salt water taffy; licorice; lollipops; candy corn for Halloween and Thanksgiving; and candy canes for Christmas.
The chapter met Dec. 6 at the home of Lois Johnson, who also served as co-hostess and led the program. President Janis Link conducted the meeting. Johnson led a Christmas program with members sharing their favorite Christmas memories and family traditions.
Service Chair Janice Walker reported she had delivered the chapter’s gifts of Thanksgiving meal ingredients including the turkey to the Daniel R. Trickey Life Giving Center. She shared a note from Michelle Conner, executive director of the center, thanking members for the Thanksgiving gifts.
Preceptor Pi members and their guests celebrated Thanksgiving with a special catered meal Nov. 18 at First Christian Church.
The chapter gave Christmas gifts to a boy and girl whose names were on the Angel Tree at Farmers Bank and Trust. The chapter also will give a $50 Christmas gift certificate to an elderly person in need.
The chapter’s Christmas social is set for 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 13, at the home of Rosie Luthi. The theme will be “New Orleans” with gumbo and sub sandwiches being served. Social Committee members also will be making plans for the Sister Chapter social set for Jan. 17.