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The annual meeting of the Symphony Guild was held May 21 at Waterworks Visual Arts Center at 5:30 p.m.
The meeting opened with a reception, after which President Debbie Elliott welcomed members and guests and recognized the many volunteers and the community for their support during the year. Lynn Mills was thanked for her work on the reception.
Kathy Dunn, treasurer, gave the end of year report and presented the symphony with a check to complete the guild’s pledge for the year. She announced that the guild was in good financial shape.
A contribution to the Symphony Endowment Fund was given in memory of Bob Prueshner who was a long time supporter and avid worker for the guild.
Elliott presented “Past Presidents Who Never Quit” awards to Ann Meredith and Betty Carli.Libby Summersett presented “Special Friends of the Guild” awards to Katie Scarvey and Sarah Hall, and Linda Jones recognized Sam Meredith, Jim Carli and Gene Krueger with “Always Available” awards. Mary James presented Judy Ann Deal and Carol Metzgar “Prodigy” awards.
Betty Carli presented the “Allegro” award to Mary Henderson Messinger. Messinger was the first guild president and was devoted to making the organization a success.
A Power Point presentation was shown depicting Messinger’s many years with the guild. She worked with the symphony’s first conductor, Albert Chafoo, and was presented with a book of Chafoo’s original compositions.
A motion was made and passed that this award be named the “Mary Henderson Messinger Award.”
Joan Richard presented the 2009-10 slate of officers: president, Kathy Dunn; treasurer, Bethany Fortner; recording secretary, Carol Metzgar; corresponding secretary, DJ Whitfield. The slate was accepted.
Members were reminded to renew membership before Sept. 30.
The next meeting of the membership will be the “Hats Off To New Members” on Oct. 22.
Junior Charity League
Laura Kemp Cloninger of Cherryville was presented to society in the the Junior Charity League of Shelby’s 63rd annual Western Carolina Debutante Ball. The event was held Saturday, June 13, at Gardner-Webb University.
Lauren is the daughter of Dr. Kenneth Kyle Cloninger and Gloria Gilbert Cloninger and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jackie Franklin Hodges of Salisbury, Mrs. Marion Arnold Cloninger of Dallas, the late Lacy Earl Gilbert Jr. and the late Marion Arnold Cloninger.
Lauren was presented by her father and escorted by Jacob Charles Timmerman, son of Mr. Charles Nathaniel Timmerman Jr. of Cherryville and Mr. and Mrs. Dale Michael Blythe of Lincolnton.
American Legion
Callie Roseman was chosen to represent the American Legion Auxiliary Livengood-Peeler-Wood Unit 448 in Granite Quarry as Little Miss Poppy for the 2009-2010 year.
Callie is a third grader at Rockwell Elementary School. She is the daughter of Todd and Amy Roseman of Rockwell.
The following junior members of the American Legion Auxiliary Livengood-Peeler-wood Unit 448 in Granite Quarry were elected to positions at the Department State Convention in April:
Savanna Starnes was elected Department of North Carolina jr. secretary. She is a rising freshman at East Rowan High School. She is the daughter of Scott and Gina Starnes of Salisbury.
Liberty Cozart was elected Department of North Carolina jr. president. Liberty is a rising sophomore at East Rowan High School. She is the daughter of Kent and Amy Cozart of Salisbury.
Abrielle Cozart was elected Department of North Carolina assistant sergeant-at-arms. Abrielle is a rising 7th grader at Erwin Middle School. She is also the daughter of Kent and Amy Cozart of Salisbury.
Hudson-Miller-Tatum
The following members of Hudson-Miller-Tatum Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3006 were installed for the 2009-2010 year at a recent meeting:
Commander, Gary Foster; senior vice commander, Will Pleasants; junior vice commander, Kenny Safrit; quartermaster, Jim Fox; adjutant, David Smith; and trustees: Andy Andrews, Charlie Swink and Narvie Bonds.
Ladies’ Auxiliary officers:
President, Vickie Kotlarz; senior vice president, Mary Hall; junior vice president, Vivian Mulkey; treasurer, Barbara Webb; chaplain, Bertha Harrison; conductress, Delores Spry; guard, Amanda Tomaini; secretary, Martha Hopkins; pat. instructor, Gerri Butler, and trustees: Nellie Troxell, Shirley Kyles and Martha Haun.
Men’s Auxiliary officers:
President, Sam Penegar; senior vice president, Darrell Bolick; junior vice president, John Ratledge; treasurer, Thomas Kotlarz; secretary, Mike Zunino; and trustees: Matthew West, Bill Anderson and Harold Chaffin.
Park staff honored
Livingstone College athletic department, represented by softball coach Reginald Isley, presented a plaque on June 3 to Salisbury Parks and Recreation field maintenance staff C.M. Yates, Jim Broughton, Steven Copley and Daniel Payne.
Isley thanked staff for their outstanding field maintenance and accommodations for Livingstone softball throughout the years.
Salisbury Parks and Recreation has provided continued use of athletic fields and the Kelsey Scott Park, located at 1920 Old Wilkesboro Road, and the newly renovated Jaycee Optimist Sports Complex located at 1113 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
Classy Red Hats
On May 28, the Classy Red Hatters had a catered lunch at the Lutheran Home to celebrate their Red Hatters Anniversary.
The two Red Hat Societies exchanged gifts, had fellowship, and enjoyed a sing-a-long led by Queen Mother Sara Owen.

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