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Highland Ridge Willing Workers

The Highland Ridge Willing Workers hosted a “Valentines Day” Game Night on Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. in the church basement. Couples and Singles brought finger foods. Willing Workers furnished coffee and ice tea. The basement was decorated for Valentines Day. Table games and cards were played. A game for Valentines Day was played and a gift basket won by Alisha Walls and Sadie Gray. The door prize won by Pastor Don Hart, with willing workers giving a Cracker Barrel gift card.

Marietta Reading Club

The Marietta Reading Club met at the Betsey Mills Club on Feb. 5. Hosts for the evening were David Jeffery and Katy McDaniel. Readers were Janet Bland and Alf Nicholas. The readings, titled “Form and Function,” focused on Phillip Johnson, one of the most artistic and creative architects of the 20th century. Johnson was best known for his artistic buildings, such as the Glass House in New Canaan, Conn., the Crystal Cathedral in Orange County, Calif., and the Cathedral of Hope in Dallas, Texas. The critic was Mark Miller, who focused on the David Lloyd Kreeger museum in Washington D.C. The museum was designed by Phillip Johnson and was originally constructed as the Kreeger residence. The museum’s collection features 19th and 20th century paintings and sculptures, with works by internationally known artists such as Cezanne, Monet, Picasso, and van Gogh. Miller pointed out that Marietta College graduate Erich Keel is the museum’s educational director. Ann Bragg and Dawn Carusi hosted the next Reading Club meeting, which was held Feb. 19.

Muskingum Garden Club

The Muskingum Garden Club held the February meeting at the home of Jo Ann Naeser. The noon luncheon consisted of a decorated birthday cake in honor of the February birthdays for Naeser, Val Hoover, and Diana Miller. The table decorations and throughout the home were in keeping with Valentine’s Day.

Naeser conducted the business meeting and gave the inspirational reading. Roll call was answered by telling our favorite red item. Helen Drake gave the secretary’s report.

Patricia Sample presented the program on sowing seeds in winter. Tomato seeds can be planted in February. by pressing holes in bottom of milk jug, write on tape and put under soil.

The next meeting will be Tuesday, March. 12.