Women’s clubs hold art festival

Mar. 13, 2014 @ 09:51 AM

The General Federation of Woman’s Clubs of N.C. District 5 Arts Festival was recently held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ridgeway.

More than 60 club women and guests were in attendance.

Andie Johnson, district president-elect, convened the meeting.

Pastor Dean Herberts of the church offered greetings, and Mary Alice Carter, Warrenton Woman’s Club president, gave welcoming remarks.

During the business session, Crystal Sharpe O’Neal, director of the federation’s junior clubs, recognized clubs in the district and installed officers for the district’s 2014-2016 administration.

The District 5 Sallie Southall Cotten scholarship was awarded to Whitney Johnson.

Winners of the district’s arts and crafts competition included Linda Knudson, knitting; Linda Rivers, machine quilting; Gay Watson, weaving; and Linda Browne, photography of living things. The winners, along with the district scholarship winner, went on to compete at the state arts festival on March 8 at Campbell University.

Longtime Warrenton club member Peggy Allen received a certificate honoring her as a District 5 Clubwoman Emeritus.

The GFWC Warrenton Woman’s Club was the primary hostess club for the event.

Lunch was catered by the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League at the church.

The Henderson Junior Woman’s Club handled the coffee hour and registration.

The Macon Woman’s Club supplied table decorations and door prizes.

For more information about the Warrenton Woman’s Club, contact Mary Alice Carter, club president, at (252) 456-2412.