Twentieth Century Club meets
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Members of the Twentieth Century met at the home of Mrs. Raye White on February 6 for a celebration of Valentine’s Day. Mrs. White displayed a variety of red and pink themed decorations throughout her home. Following the call to order by President Jean Hamil, Secretary Abby Stewart requested members respond to a roll call by naming their favorite poem or love song. Most members named a song ranging from “Stardust” to “Love Me Tender”. Popular romantic musicians cited were Perry Como, Elvis, Nat King Cole, and Josh Groban. Members were reminded of the upcoming Chamber Banquet on February 13 and of the Historic Museum’s Annual Antique Appraisal fundraiser on February 22. A change of venue to Silver Alley event hall was announced by the yearbook committee for the February 20 meeting.

Following the business meeting member Annette Breazeale presented an outstanding program entitled “Great Love Songs and the Teams that Wrote Them”. In chronological order she began by describing the musical theater comical operas created by the duo of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan during the Victorian era including the SS Pinafore and Pirates of Penzance. Accompanying herself on the piano, Mrs. Breazeale sung one of their numbers “Poor Wandering One”. She moved on to describe the works of Gershwin and Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Cahn and Styne, Cahn and Heusen, Lerner and Lowe, and finally the most famous recent duo Burt Bacharach and Hal David. For each duo she selected one of their popular songs to sing in her lovely soprano voice including “Embraceable You”, “Lover”, “If I Loved You”, “Three Coins in a Fountain”, “All the Way” and “Don’t Make Me Over” . Throughout the program Mrs. Breazeale also educated her audience about the changing and evolving musical composition styles. At the conclusion, members were invited to join her in singing “What the World Needs Now” written and composed by Bacharach and David.

Upon adjournment, Mrs. White invited her guests to the dining room for refreshments. In keeping with the theme each item being served featured some pink or red coloration and beautiful tulips of red and pink adorned the table. The menu consisted of Smoked Salmon and Roasted Red Pepper Tea Sandwiches, Herbed Strawberry Heart Canopies, deviled eggs, pecan crusted olive balls, red and white frosted pretzels, Red Velvet Cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, Hot Cranberry Punch, and coffee.

Members present to enjoy the Valentine celebration included in addition to those mentioned above Cal Arnold, Merle Cross, Sandy Dean, Betty Finney, Bridgett Fowler, Annette Herrmann, Reta Lewis, Cindy Murry, Betty Orms, Mary Ann Patterson, Rolinda Shipp, Becky Skinner, Bettye Lou Smith, Jeannie Smith, Melinda Smith, Barbara Williams, Irma Williams, and Margo Carter.
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