Retired teachers enjoy Christmas luncheon

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Marshall County Retired Teachers Association Christmas luncheon was held on Dec. 1 at Westvue Church of Christ. It was hosted by First Farmers and Merchants Bank. President Barbara Capps welcomed the teachers and introduced guests Barry White, Brenda Wolaver, and Trey Garrard.

Nancy Pruitt, president of MCRTA, gave an inspirational devotional.

Katie Harris and Becky Delk were in charge of a silent auction which consisted of buying $20 chances to win a prize. The prizes were donated by the MRCTA board of directors, and the purpose was to raise money for the scholarship fund.

The delicious lunch was provided by Sharon Dietz.

The program was presented by the Marshall County High School Ensemble, directed by Elise Dumser. Several Christmas songs were sung by the group.

Barry White, corporate legal advisor of First Farmers, emphasized that living wills and powers of attorney are very important these days. You should check your will periodically and change it as needed. Keep your will in a safe place.

Trey Garland, investment and money management advisor, suggested investing in mutual funds and certificates of deposit. Stocks and bonds are also available for investment.

Nancy Pruitt advised the group that the board assembled bags of snacks for the Marshall County teachers during American Education Week and delivered them to each school.

The highlight of the luncheon was when the prizes were given to the silent-auction ticket holders. There were some pretty nice gifts.

Poinsettias were sent to the following shut-ins: Jack Keny, Mary Farley, Clara Gillespie, Margaret Jordan, Tina Montgomery, Vivian Sanders, Maxine Petty, Mollie D. McConnell, Dorothy Collins, Julia Woodward, Mary Neil Vaughn, Joie Burgess, and Carlee Barron.

Christmas cards were sent to Harry Alderdice, Sara Harris, and Sara Nelson.

Door prizes were provided by the bank.