On our regular meeting date, December 7, the Carroll Garden Club met at 9:30 A.M. to decorate the Historical House for Christmas.
There were fourteen who ate lunch–Miss Lillian Shipley served very delicious lemon pie for dessert.
At two o’clock an informal business meeting was held–in the absence of the President, Mrs. R.L Sebastian and the Vice President, Mrs. Edgar Barnes, the recording secretary, Mrs. Myers Englar conducted the meeting.
Announcement was made of the Dickeyville Christmas Tour December 20th 2:00 to 6:00 P.M.
Mrs Dowell, Membership Chairman, read the resignations of Mrs. Edwin Englar and Mrs. Charles Hesson; these resignations were accepted by the club with regret.
Hostesses for the Historical House were named.
Mrs. Ray Hollinger–Thursday, Dec. 8th
Mrs. Earle Shipley and Mrs, Luther Bare –Friday, Dec. 9th
Mrs Leeds Billingslea – Saturday, Dec. 10th.
Mrs. Earle Buckey presented new club programs for 1956 to the members.
After the business meeting, Mrs Dowell very graciously introduced new members.
Mrs. Luther Bare
Mrs Johanna Baner
Mrs. Leeds K. Billingslea
Mrs. Allen Feeser
Mrs. Herbert Hubbard
Mrs. Thomas Hyland
Mrs. Paul Keppel
Mrs. Lester Phillippe
Mrs. Robert Lee Slinghoff
Mrs. Kirby Talley
After the acceptance of the new members, tea was served with Mrs.S. Edwin Dowell pouring.
Note: The club used to decorate the Sherman-Fisher-Shellman House at the Historical Society for each Christmas.