Sesame Club concludes year’s theme at recent meeting

The recent meeting of the Sesame Club was held at the Pine Bluff Country Club.

The meeting was called to order by the president, Bonnie McClure. Twenty members responded to roll call. The treasurer, JoAnn McGeorge, gave the treasurer’s report.

Janelle Powell passed out yearbooks for the coming year and spoke about the program theme, “Successful Female Entrepreneurs.”

Hostesses for the meeting were McGeorge, Sharri Jones and Laurie Pascale.

McClure adjourned the meeting and turned the program over to Jack Atkins, who spoke about reconstruction in Jefferson County, which concluded the year’s theme of “The Civil War in Jefferson County.” Atkins gave an account of the rise and fall of King Cotton, before, during and after the Civil War. He mentioned that at one time, Jefferson County was one of the leading cotton producers in the nation.

This was the last meeting until the club begins a new year in September.