Clubs and Organizations

Clubs and Organizations Historical Society receives acquisitions

Joni and Annie Kjar presented the program at the regular meeting of the Union County Historical Society at the museum on Monday evening, July 18.

Annie was one of a five-member team from Akron-Westfield Schools that won first place in the Iowa National History Day competition in April for their 10 minute presentation of Tinker vs. Des Moines. The presentation was a dramatization of �students in Des Moines wearing black armbands in 1965 to protest the deaths in the Viet Nam War. The presentation included a court scene.

The five young people involved advanced to the National finals in Washington, D.C., and took fourth place in the nation.�The Akron students visited points of interest in the nation�s capitol and had a tour of the White House.

There were a number of acquisitions this month that include books, pictures of Elk Point sport teams, clothing, Sioux River flood pictures and a citizens� band radio.

The next regular meeting will be Roseni Lutheran church near the Union Grove Park. It will be a pot luck dinner Monday, Aug. 15, at 6:30 p.m. with a short business meeting. Someone from the church will lead a tour of the building and give a history of the congregation. Any one interested is invited, bring a covered dish, salad or dessert and join us for the meal and program.

Senior Citizens Center weekly card party

On July 20, there were 20 bridge and 29 pitch players. Winners at bridge were: first � Connie Erickson; second � Adeline Isaacson; third � Pat Berglund; blind bogey � Veronica Heimes; low ��Lois Erickson. No one shot the moon during the pitch games. Refreshments were furnished by Peggy Mollet, Frances Mollet, Marge Rasmussen and Leone Christopherson. All seniors are invited to join the party every Wednesday. Trinity women serve ice cream Trinity women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America hosted their annual Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, July 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at the church, 816 East Clark Street. Pastor Judith Johnson greeted patrons as they arrived at the hall. Serving for the fifth time, Kathy Heles chaired the committee in charge of the social. Kathy and her committee members were assisted at the event by men and by youth from the congregation. Taverns, assorted chips, homemade pies and cakes, ice cream, lemonade, and coffee were served. WELCA�s Piecemakers offered eight quilts for a silent auction. They were selected from many quilts produced for Lutheran World Relief and were displayed in the entry hall. Money received from the auction will be used to supplement quilting supplies, especially batting. Pastor Johnson will lead the Bible study titled �Boldness in My World� during WELCA�s general meeting on Thursday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. in Trinity�s Askeland Lounge. The destination for Out-and-About Day, Aug. 25, will be determined at this meeting.

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