Retired teachers enjoy brunch

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Marshall County Retired Teachers' Association was entertained with a brunch hosted by First State Bank of Chapel Hill on March 1.

The menu included breakfast casserole, frozen mixed fruit, breakfast rolls, banana muffins, blueberry muffins, orange juice and coffee. The delicious food was prepared by the bank employees and a cookbook with all the recipes was given to each retired teacher.

Jenita Daughrity reminded the group of the bank's support for the Special Olympics.

Katie Harris, vice president of MCRTA, welcomed the group and made a few announcements. President Nancy Pruitt was absent because of illness.

Joy Lewter presented the devotion and memorial program.

Five retired teachers who are deceased were remembered by the group.

* Louise Cochran taught piano lessons.

* Betty Ezell was a fun teacher, loved to do projects and was one of a kind.

* Mary Ellen Knott had a great personality and was creative.

* Virginia Patterson was plain spoken, very helpful and a strong teacher.

* Jerre Sanders was a mentor, friendly and loved children.

Peggy Hubbard talked about the Imagination Library. It was started by Dolly Parton. She wanted all children to have books to read before they started school. Each county has its own Imagination Library. It is funded by contributions. Last year in Marshall County, 10,300 books were distributed to children from birth to 5 years old.

Katie Harris reminded the group to encourage retirees to join MCRTA. Also, legislative sessions are going on now. Be aware.

Door prizes were given out.