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Garden Club to hold
holiday table event

LARNED – Need ideas on how to decorate that table this festive season? Look no further that the Larned Garden Club’s Holiday Tablescapes event.
The fundraiser runs from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Presbyterian Church, 1004 W. Eighth. Tickets are $5 in advance, and are available at the banks in Larned and at the Larned Chamber of Commerce Office. Tickets will be $6 at the door.
There will be 17 tables with holiday decor, said club member Nancy Adams. There will also be refreshments included.
Money raised will help the club maintain the planters in downtown Larned and the gardens along the highway.
Adams said this activity replaces the club’s annual Christmas House Walk, which had been around for about 40 years. They dropped the walk because it was becoming more difficult to find homeowners willing to open their homes to visitors.
For more information, call Adams at 620-285-2053.

‘Wizard of Oz’ will
be played at theater

LARNED — We’re Off to See the Wizard.
“The Wizard of Oz”, the beloved 1939 Technicolor classic movie, is coming to the State Theater in Larned Nov. 10-11 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Only 200 tickets will be available for each showing.  
Advance tickets are being sold by Ft. Larned Rotarians, or by calling 620-804-1364.  A Wizard of Oz costume contest will be held each evening prior to the movie.
For information, contact Julie Cowell, 620-285-1223; or email

Alpha Kappa Master
earns 3 Star Award

LARNED — Merlene Baird welcomed Alpha Kappa master sorority members to the Oct. 13 meeting with a well appointed Halloween decorated home.  President Connie Carlton welcomed a former Beta Sigma Phi member, Carol Crockett to the meeting.
The Beta Book drill was on the pronunciation key of specific sorority ritual names. Announcements from international included the 2015 International Convention in Kansas City, pledge materials, and eligibility of members officers and degrees.
The chapter was presented with the 3 Star Award for 2013/2014 year and was presented to the past president, Merlene Baird. Marcia King and Alice Clapsaddle are eligible for the new Order of the Torch.
Thank you notes were read from Rosie Rein, Wadonna King, and Carol Jacob.  
Discussion was held concerning afternoon and evening meetings and will be addressed by the executive board.  
The social for November is to be announced. The chapter will complete the fall service project of collecting bears by the end of October.
Merlene Baird presented the program on “Family Trees” and members constructed a foam jack-o-lantern ornament during the social hour while Baird served refreshments.  
The next meeting is scheduled at Rosie Rein’s home at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10 with Janet Skelton presenting the program.