The Progress Club met on Nov. 7. Host was Kathy Schugart and co-hostesses were Darlene Mathers and Ruth Lowry.
The program “How to Get Rid of the Clutter in your Life” was presented by Sonja Rein of 2B Organized. The club voted to donate to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a program for children 0-5 years of age. The members also voted to support Military Mom’s with a monetary gift to help send Christmas boxes to servicemen overseas.
The annual Christmas Luncheon was held on Dec. 5, at Flavored Celebrations. Hostesses were Judy Turner and Jan Keeley.
Guests from United Way provided information on involving Great Bend in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Each child must be registered at their own community library to receive this free program. A free book will be mailed each month to encourage the love of reading and to get families to read more and together. It costs an average of $2.10 per month for one child to receive a book or $22.50 per year. Since the beginning in 1995, Dolly’s vision has served over 957,000 kids in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. For more information or to offer support contact the United Way of Great Bend.