Port O’ Connor Service Club Chronicles by Kelly Gee

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Posted by Joyce Rhyne on 14 Dec 17 - 0 Comments
Christmas Luncheon Greeters David Walker, Grace Stone, and Otto Hardt

Christmas Luncheon Greeters
David Walker, Grace Stone, and Otto Hardt

Donna Vuichard, Marie Hawes, and Madeline Bourg celebrating Citizen of the Year.

Donna Vuichard, Marie Hawes, and Madeline Bourg celebrating Citizen of the Year.

Beverly Clifton and Martie Gonzales Salt Blossom Shop donated door prize flowers

Beverly Clifton and Martie Gonzales
Salt Blossom Shop donated door prize flowers

POC Service Club was honored to host our annual Senior Christmas Luncheon on Friday, December 1, 2017. Delicious food, charming friends old and new, door prizes and photo booth fun made this year extra special. Our Citizen of the Year, Madeline Bourg, was honored for all she does in our community. See her story elsewhere in this edition of the paper. We are lucky to get to work with her often.

We also donated $5,000 to the Friends of the Port O’Connor Library Building Fund. We gave $500 to the Toy Run Fund to help purchase extra toys and bikes in this year of extra needs. The Service Club has many ongoing projects we help to fund as well including scholarships for local students, memorial donations to honor and remember local friends and family, community endeavors such as classroom volunteering and PTO donations, money given directly to our local teachers to fund needs in their classrooms, cash donations to the POC Benevolence Fund to supply holiday baskets to families in need, Senior Lunch donations and many others. Our local garage sales helped to fund these donations in large part.

If you would like to help in our outreach, we are still taking donations of like new clothing, décor and household goods for our Spring Garage Sale scheduled for the first Saturday in April. You can call Donna Vuichard at 361-237-0476 if you need assistance in donating to our sale.

Service Club members will be busy right through the holidays as we bake for the fundraisers, help with community events and give back when and where we are asked. Maybe you would like to find a place to meet new friends and help others. POC Service Club could be the perfect place. Women of all ages have found themselves a part of our team and joined in our service and projects. We meet at the POC Community Center on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 10:00 a.m. We would love for you to visit our meetings and consider joining us.

Thanks again to our community for your support and backing of our work and efforts and we look forward to doing more for and with our community in the new year. So, until next time, be safe, live simply, love openly, forgive generously and remember this quote from Jim Rohn, a simple farmer who became an entrepreneur and motivator of many who said, “Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.” Come by and let us add to your bucket of blessings by showing you some great places to add to someone else’s life by giving of yourself.

Brigid Berger and Lisa Fricke Berger were Photo Booth Fun Coordinators

Brigid Berger and Lisa Fricke Berger were Photo Booth Fun Coordinators

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