Northwestern Ruritans hold holiday dinner

Northwestern Ruritans hold holiday dinner

The Northwestern Ruritan Club met Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. for the annual Christmas dinner at Northwestern High School.

NWHS FFA members made Christmas table decorations that were dispersed to many of the guests after the dinner. President Kim Wellert welcomed members and guests — spouses also were invited — and the group joined in singing “America.” The invocation was given by Jim Johnson.

A ham dinner was served by the NWHS cooks. Michelle Bowman’s treasurer’s report was approved subject to audit. Appreciation was given to those who brought in coats and hats to donate to the Mohican Church Community Ministry.

Chuck Beck reported 20 Husky Brigade boxes were sent to area soldiers. He appreciated club members helping to pack the boxes. The ladies of the West Salem VFW baked many cookies, and Frito Lay donated many items to send in the boxes. There was a surplus of items, which were sent to soldiers stationed at Camp Perry in Ohio.

Beck will sign up with the State Highway Department for the club again, doing roadside trash pickup next year on state Route 301 between Pleasant Home and Lattasburg.

The NWHS choir, under the baton of music teacher Elizabeth Crabtree, accompanied on the keyboard by College of Wooster music student Sophia Marshall, performed a selection of Christmas songs. They closed with the chorus of “Messiah.”

The meeting was adjourned with reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and wishes of Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

The next club dinner/meeting will be Monday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. at NWHS. Plans for 2023 will be discussed, and directors will meet at 6:15 p.m.

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