The Just-A-Mere Garden Club met for its September meeting at the home of the hostess, Martha Turner. The Sept. 6 meeting marked the beginning of the 2016-17 club year.
President Marie Warren opened the meeting with a challenge to the members for the new club year. The club ladies then read the collect in unison. There were 16 members present, including new member, Karene Smith.
A moment of silence and prayer remembered club member, the late Eloise Baker Warren.
In the devotion, Rita Wilson recounted a beloved story by Joni Eareckson Tada which offered an explanation of what heaven is like.
First vice president Catherine Gilmore led a preview of the new yearbook highlighting upcoming meetings and events.
Winning the night’s hostess gift was Rena McLamb, who received a container of plant fertilizer.
The group read the motto to close the meeting. Afterwards, the hostess served delicious refreshments to her guests.