DAYTON, October 7, 2015 - The Parker Hall was the meeting place for the Lakata Club on October 6, 2015. Beautifully decorated tables with a fall pumpkin theme greeted members as they arrived. President Sharron Stovall called the meeting to order and asked Sandra Voytek to voice the opening prayer. Sandra also led members in the collect and pledges to the U.S. and Texas flags.
Hostesses Renee Boyett and Sandra Voytek, assisted by Sandra’s daughter, Marcia Tillman served a wonderful luncheon. Members enjoyed a delicious homemade pound cake topped with whipped cream and strawberries for dessert.
Linda Harris presented the program with an introduction of the book It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown by Charles Schultz. The concept of the Great Pumpkin was introduced by Schultz in his comic strip in 1959 and was animated for television in 1966. Linda talked about the history of pumpkins in America and the many uses of them through the years into the present time. She said that Texas is one of the major states to grow pumpkins, accounting for 90% of pumpkin crops. After giving many more interesting pumpkin facts, she shared a power point presentation showing an assortment of beautiful, interesting, unusual, and colorful pumpkins that she has found in various places.
Linda made five cute pumpkin arrangements to be placed around town with a Lakata Club greeting printed on the leaf. They will be placed in The Old School Museum, Parker Hall, the Community Center, the Chamber of Commerce, and City Hall. Her interesting and timely themed program was much enjoyed.
The November meeting will be held at Dollie Stone’s home on November 3, 2015.