Travel is theme of Twentieth Century Club meeting
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Travel was the theme of Twentieth Century Club's meeting on Feb. 21 at the home of Melinda Smith.  For the roll call members shared their favorite travel destination.  The responses included popular  United State's locations as well as many European and Central American destinations and across other areas of the world.  President Jean Hamil presided over the business meeting.  She welcomed new member Rolinda Shipp to the club.  Members of the club were reminded of the upcoming Spelling Bee for Literacy at the Civic Center on March 21.  In recognition of the club's generous donation to the literacy council, Twentieth Century will be granted "Queen Bee" status this year.  Friendship committee chairman Annette Herrmann recognized member Merle Cross for her receipt of the Unsung Hero award at the recent Chamber of Commerce banquet.

The day's program was presented by member Bettye Lou Smith, a local travel agent and avid traveler.  She began by describing the reasons for travel, ranging from business, family obligations and, of course, leisure or pleasure travel.  Mrs. Smith offered a number of cost saving tips such as parking outside the airport and traveling by free shuttle to the terminal.  The explosion of growth in cruise travel was also discussed from the first Carnival lines offering cruises from Florida in the 1970's to the millions of tourists taking cruises today from ports around the world.  Next, Mrs. Smith described the original Wonders of the World selected 2137 years ago as well as the updated man-made version selected by a foundation in 2001 from responses received by travelers from around the world.   The modern wonders are the Taj Mahah, Chicken Itza, the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, Petra, Machu Picchu, and Christ the Redeemer.

At the conclusion of the program, the hostess invited members to the tea table which featured various travel decor items and trinkets.  In keeping with the theme Mrs. Smith served a selection of delicacies from around the world including prosciutto panino, German dilled cucumbers, bacon and mushroom quiche, pan dulce, truffles, creme Anglaise aux fruit, Russian tea, and coffee.

Members in attendance in addition to those mentioned above included Cal Arnold, Annette Breazeale, Mikie Clark, Sandy Dean, Betty Finney, Reta Lewis, Tamara Moler, Cindy Murry, Mary Ann Patterson, Rebecca Skinner, Jeannie Smith, Raye White, Barbara Williams and Irma Williams.
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