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Kneeling Gardeners
The Kneeling Gardeners met on Monday evening, Nov. 28 at Trinity MethodistChurch in Kannapolis. Two members, Brenda Trott and Janet Smith decked the halls with wreaths of ribbon, greenery and fruit, holiday arrangements, center pieces and innovative uses of poinsettias. Along with the display they provided step by step directions for making each item and answered questions throughout the process.
Members reviewed their roles for ringing the Salvation Army bells and the upcoming evening of caroling and gifts. Janet and Ronnie Smith will host the group in their home at the end of the activities.
During the past month, members planted pansies and mulched beds at Trinity.
The evening ended with fellowship and refreshments provided by Earl and Shirley Gray, Lu Cable and Elsie Vickers.
The next meeting will be Jan. 23 with Tamberlyn Blinsink, NMD, as speaker. She will address using foods and common herbs to fight cancer, heart disease, diabetes, immune deficiencies, colds and flu.
Anyone interested is invited to attend. For more information, call 704/933-1127.
Delta Xi Omega
Chapter members of Delta Xi Omega of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. attended the 2011 Western Carolina Cluster at Friendship Christian Church of Gastonia on Nov. 12. The meeting was hosted by the Zeta Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in Gastonia.
Delta Xi Omega president Fonda Kirk gave the response to the welcome address provided to the 14 chapters representing the cluster.
Chapter member Jennifer King-Congleton of the International Program Committee of Iota Kappa Omega Chapter of Greenville spoke on ěGlobal Leadership Through Timeless Service.î Other topics were ěFrom Advocacy to Actionî and ěConflict Resolution/ Anger Management.î
Regional Director Lillian Gilliam, Ph. D., presented information showcasing chapter programs in working with middle school girls.
Chapter members attending this conference were Renese Bates, Teresa Adams, Nicole Sherrill-Corry, Lillian Nelson, Fonda Kirk, Sarah Lightner, Suzette Davis, Cecelia McCorkle, Carolyn Holt, Marva McCain, Aleshia Brandon, Yolanda Woods, Earnestine Krider, Shirley Holt, Lovetta Moore, Lillian Morgan, Marsha Pruitt, Corine Parks, Drucie Moss and Stephanie Morgan.
Fall piano recitals
The piano students of Tina Brown of Rockwell presented two recitals, one on Saturday, Nov. 5 at Organ Lutheran Church and another one on Saturday, Nov. 19 for the residents at the Lutheran Home in Salisbury. The ěSaturday Night at the Moviesî recitals included pieces from ěThe Lion King,î ěThe Wizard of Oz,î ěMary Poppins,î ě101 Dalmations,î ěHigh School Musicalî and many others. Some students dressed in costume that represented their pieces.
Students performing solos were Lydia Hartung, Sarah Ashley Daniel, Daniel Pell, Laura Agner, Shirley Guo, Gabi Jolly, Sydney Feriante, Ilya Wang, Elisabeth Swinson, Marian Hough, Kevin Agner, Ryan Turney, Dave Guo, Bleigh Trexler, Rebecca Agner, Landon Perkins and David Agner.

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