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Glad Tidings

No matter if this is your 1st SGR Christmas Tea or your 26th; the December meeting is not one to miss! Our meeting will focus on the Christmas Tea and our always special Ornament Exchange and “Toys for Tots” community service project. We had more than two dozen members volunteer at the November meeting to bring food and/or sponsor a table to ensure our Christmas Tea will be the most festive one to-date! A very big thank you to all of the ladies who volunteered to help make this event a special one! From the moment you enter the church you will see ladies setting tables, setting out food, re-arranging tables and getting the tea ready. We will start our afternoon with a few SGR business items and once the tea is hot and ready, we will enjoy our refreshments. Members, will you please bring your own tea cup and saucer for the Tea.

After we finish enjoying our tea and refreshments, we will begin the Ornament Exchange. For those of you who are new to our Guild, we will form a large oval in the middle of the room, making sure everyone who has brought an ornament to exchange has a place in the oval. One of our members will read a story to us about “Gifts.” Each time you hear the word “gift”, you will be expected to pass your ornament to the right and receive a new ornament from the left. Our reader will read fast and slow just to heighten the excitement so make sure you listen carefully and quickly pass and receive the next ornament. Once the story ends, you will have your new ornament and are welcome to open your bag, box, or tin to see exactly what your new ornament looks like.

January’s meeting will mark the halfway point for the SGR year. As such, on the horizon are several special events coming up that I would like to call your attention to. Both January and March will feature very special fund raising events focused on augmenting not only SGR’s annual budget but also the True Walker Fund. The Fund has allowed SGR to bring in several wonderful designers/teachers over the past 10 years to educate our group regarding the history of samplers and their purpose. We also have Seminar coming up at the end of April and our 26th Birthday celebration in May.

Until next time, the happiest of holidays to you and those you love!

Danielle Gavito, President

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