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Thursday, 26 December 2013 10:24
Middleton Township Homemakers
Twenty club members and their guests gathered Dec. 2 for a Christmas celebration. This event was hosted by Kristel Asmus at her home in Bowling Green.
The evening began with an elaborate meal prepared by Marty Almanson and Dee Robison.  It featured ham with pineapple, baked potato or baked sweet potato, vegetable dish, rolls, fresh vegetables and dip, strawberry  pretzel salad and a chocolate dessert made by Marian Frobose.  Each woman was given a favor of a homemade Christmas Tea mix in a jar. 
Almanson and Robison had planned some fun activities for the group.  There was a contest to see which group could make the longest Christmas chain in a set amount of time.  Another fun activity was an orange decorating contest, where each lady was given an orange and bag of whole cloves and told to decorate the orange. There was also a matching game to see who knew what actors played in various old-time Christmas movies and also what years those movies played.
Each person had brought five gift items to give away.  After drawing numbers, each lady selected five different gifts to take home with her.  Before the evening ended Robison read a meaningful Christmas story and each person selected a gift to take home with her.

Alva N. Sidle Legion Unit 232
GRAND RAPIDS — The auxiliary’s Dec. 5 meeting, attended by eight members, was opened by Otsego sixth grader Jayden Junge singing the national anthem.
Judy Thomas reported that the unit had 156 paid members, with a goal of 205.
Judy Thomas also reported on the County Council meeting which she, Barbara Thomas and Karen Dress attended. There were 13 units represented, with First District in fourth place at Department. The Poppy Potluck will be held on March 31, 2014 at Conn-Weissenberger at 6 p.m. Unit 232 received the traveling trophy for the highest percentage of membership sent in. The Department Mid-Winter conference is Jan. 18-19 at the Columbus Crown Plaza. The next County Council meeting will be at Walter Weller Post with a 1 p.m. bag lunch.
Sympathy cards were sent to Brenda and Roger Amos, Paula Davis, Judy Ludwig, Betty Jeffers and Tina Fox. A get-well card was sent to Sue Grosjean.
Dress reported she had sent 10 Christmas cards to Heroes in Action.
Commander Harm Benschoter reported that the new tile to replace the carpet in the hall will be laid in late January.
Instead of exchanging gifts the members purchased 36 pairs of socks, 8 hats, 28 sets of gloves, 13 pairs of slippers, one scarf and 10 packs of underwear to give the Otsego Elementary School.
The next fish fry will be Jan. 17; there is no fish fry in December. There is no auxiliary meeting in January.

Women’s Club of Bowling Green
The Women’s Club met on Dec. 4 at the Heritage Georgian Room.
President Evelyn Bachman called the meeting to order. Members exchanged Christmas ornaments and socialized.  
Bobby Lane gave the inspiration and Donnna Schmidt arranged for the Madrigal Singers from Bowling Green High School to perform several holiday favorites.  
Melanie Stretchbery was honored as Club Woman of the Month for her presentation on the Honor Flight and for arranging for club members to help welcome back the October flight participants.  
Meeting hostesses were Mary Maczum, Jo Vernon, Vicki Harris, Angie Bradford and Becky Hansen.
Members brought donations for the Cocoon Shelter.  
The next meeting will be on Jan. 26 at the Bowling Green Country Club.  New members will be welcomed and a special club sister will be assigned to them. Members will also be working on the Linus Project at that meeting.  
For more information on the Women’s Club of Bowling Green, call President Evelyn Bachman at 419-352-5615 or visit the website at womensclubbg.org .
Last Updated on Thursday, 26 December 2013 10:48