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Lions Club Mother-Son Banquet April 4, 2013 Enjoyed by Many!

A big crowd enjoyed the Mother-Son banquet on April 4, 2013. Extra tables had to be set up and there was plenty of good food and fellowship for those attending.
Lions Club Mother-Son Banquet April 4, 2013 Enjoyed by Many!

Washington Winners serving the Mother-Son Banquet, April 4, 2013

The Rippey Lions Club hosted a Mother/Son Banquet on Thursday, April 4, 2013 with 112 guests attending.  The meal of roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, salad and ice cream was prepared by the Lions Club and served in great style by the Washington Winners 4-H Club.  Dinner music was provided by Angela Abbas.  Nancy Hanaman acted as Mistress of Ceremony for the evening. The pledge to the flag was given and Nancy Burrow gave the invocation.  Following the meal the welcome was given by Jo Bardole and the response by her son, Andrew Bardole.  Special recognitions were given and a carnation flower given to those recognized. The youngest mother was Karen Roberts, the oldest mothers were Marie Coon and Phyllis Gannon.  The oldest son was David Coon and the youngest son was Gabe DeMoss.  The person traveling the greatest distance was Zach Norgren of Waterloo.  Teresa Hoyle and Jean Borgeson both had three sons attending.  The four generations families of Phyllis Gannon, Midge Vannatta, Phil Roberts and Velda DeMoss were honored as well as several three generations.  Velda DeMoss was given flowers by the Lions Club for her years of planning the meal for the banquets and Myron and Maralynn Rinker were honored with a plant from the Lions Club for planning the banquets for thirty four years. 

Dick Shoesmith of Perry had the program, displaying some of his matchstick models and explaining how he got started with the hobby.  He had worked with Greene County native, Pat Acton and became interested in the matchstick models that Pat made.  After the his program many of the young people went to get a better look at his models.