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Langdale News: A bevy of Valentine’s meeting

SISTERS WITH A PURPOSE of West End Baptist Church held a Valentines Party for members and their spouses or significant others  in the church family life center for their February meeting.  The tables were beautifully decorated for Valentines Day with pink, red, and white tablecloths and valentine centerpieces.  The focal point of the room was a Valentine balloon arch for pictures of the couples.

Each member brought finger foods and the tables were covered with food and desserts.

After the blessing and enjoying the meal, the games began. Those playing the  “Not So Newlywed Game” were Joe and Sherri Foster (married 10-20 years), Karo and LeAnn McCullars (married  20-40 years), and Phillip and Helen Scott (married over 50 years).  Helen and Phillip won that one hands down.  Next came “Pick Up My Heart” where men and women raced to see who could fill a plastic spoon with conversation hearts and carry it across the room and fill a solo cup. Then 20 of the group were given broken paper heart pieces and raced the clock to see who had the pieces to complete their hearts. Last but not least, the men voted most romantic and unromantic by the group sang serenades to their spouses. Serenaders included Truett Pirkle, Chris Kiser, Keith Willis, and Donny Holley. 

After  the games the SWAP sisters gathered in a circle to have prayer requests and praise reports before dismissing.  Those attending were: Don and Donna Downs, Truett and Paige Pirkle, David and Pam French, Phillip and Helen Scott, Larry and Lisa White, Karo and LeAnn McCullars, Kenny and Debbie Miller, Jo O’Berry, Joe and Sherri Foster, Megan Gilbert, Keith Willis, Tim and Mandy Mills, Chris and Molly Kiser, Rickey and Teressa Manuel, Jeff and Sherri Adams, Jerry and Lula Walls, Matt and Ashley Hudmon, Charles and Peggy Harris, and Donny and Bobbie Holley.

ON TUESDAY, FEB. 13, the Young At Heart of West End Baptist were treated to a “Be Our Sweethearts” Banquet in the family life center of the church.  The room was beautifully decorated for valentines with white cloths, red hearts , and pink, red, and white carnation arrangements on the tables which were centered around the stage so they could all enjoy the entertainment for the evening.  The hostesses for the night, Ronnee Croft, Lizzie Montoya, and Camryn Downs, met the guests at the door and escorted them down the path marked with red hearts and pink rose petals to their table.

Pictures were taken at the beautiful balloon arch with hearts, greenery, and the queen chair as the couples were seated.  Bobbie Holley welcomed the guests and gave a short devotion on Learning to Love Yourself  and Don Downs, asked the blessing on the food.

Dinner, consisting of poppy seed chicken, green beans, pineapple salad, rolls and strawberry shortcake was served by the hostess and other servers.

After the meal, the surprise entertainment was introduced.   Pastor, Don Downs, presented a delightful program on love with stories and songs appropriately blended together.  He was definitely the highlight of the evening.

Those attending were: David and Pam French, Brad Jones and Lisa Burdette, Phillip and Helen Scott, Kenny and Debbie Miller, John and Dot Penn, Pat Bledsoe and Shannon Hartman, Joe and Sherri Foster, Judy Bolt, Cora Alexander, Larry and Lisa White, Gaines and Rita Fetner, Joyce and David Arrington, Doris and Bruce Lashley, Floyd and Floy Aikens, Lillian and Jimmy Scott, Sharon Wesson, Ann Lane, John Reeve, Mike and Phyllis Pruitt, Faye and Laurie Simpson, Faith Pruitt,  Bill and Yvonne Masten, Jerry Walls, Bob Paradowski, and George Turner.