Priscilla Book Club meets
The Priscilla Book Club met Dec. 12 at the South Cedar Street home of Rose Mary Ball. As members arrived, they were served delicious refreshments.
President Kay Barefoot opened the meeting with a story in Dan Barefoot’s book, Touring the Backroads of North Carolina’s Upper Coast. The community of Rodanthe celebrates “Olde Christmas” with the tradition of a bull named “Old Buck,” who emerges from Trent Woods and visits each Jan. 6.
After the treasurer’s report and reading of the minutes, President Barefoot presented items of business.
The club made Christmas monetary donations to the Good Neighbor Shop and the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse.
During the program segment of the meeting, Nelva Goodson presented a report on the nonfiction book by Laura Hillenbrand entitled, Unbroken – A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. This story of Louis Zamperini, an obstreperous child who becomes a record-setting runner, details his experiences during World War II on a raft afloat in the Pacific and as a POW in Japan. After the war, the war experiences tormented him until he attended a Billy Graham crusade in 1949.
President Barefoot closed the meeting with words from Peter Marshall, a former chaplain to the U.S. Senate. The Presbyterian pastor spoke of the importance of “keeping Christmas in our hearts.”
Judy Holland will host the Jan. 9 meeting with Lynda Flowe as program leader.