Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Myrtle McHendry Class celebrates 94 years

The Cove Presbyterian Church Myrtle McHendry Class celebrated their 94th anniversary Oct. 4 at the church’s fellowship hall.

President Bonnie Nichols welcomed 14 members and 11 guests, including the Rev. Ed Rudiger, pastor; Dennis Jones, Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center executive director and president; Rocky and Heather Campbell; Kathryn Heilman; Alison Pelesky; Bert Mozene; Tom and Katherine Mitchell; Rick Baldt; and Art LaStoria.

Nichols spoke about the class’ activities, including Bible study Sunday mornings with teacher Eleanor Cline, supporting mission projects, fellowship and prayer meetings, and contributing to the Blessing Jar.

Nichols thanked Darlene Johnson for her work with the Telephone Committee; Betty Virtue for arranging flower deliveries to home-bound members; Diana Durst for the table decorations; and Durst and Enid Williams for hosting.

Rudiger offered the table grace, and Kathy Marshall and her son, Matthew, served the meal.

The October birthdays of Rosalie Coxen, Sue Willson, Darlene Johnson, Bert Mozene and Rocky Campbell were observed. Members sang “Happy Birthday” and passed the Birthday Basket.

Eleanor Cline gave the devotion and displayed clippings on past class activities and a letter by the late Mary Minges about the class founder, Myrtle McHendry, and past teachers.

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Betty Virtue introduced Jones, who gave a presentation on the history of Hollidays Cove, including photos dating back to the 1800s and paintings by the late Mary Ferguson, and featuring the role the Cove Presbyterian Church played in the community and its origins and founders.

The meeting closed with prayer.

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