Debe Hollingsworth speaker at recent Progressive ABWA meeting


The Progressive Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association met recently at the Pine Bluff National Bank, White Hall branch, for its monthly meeting and luncheon.

Debe Hollingsworth, candidate for mayor of Pine Bluff, was the guest speaker. She said that her platform emphasizes a new direction in city government. She will focus on getting crime activity under control, economic development, better city image, accountable city government and education for all children. She was accompanied by Ben Trevino, her campaign manager, as well as Billie Minton and Louise Kelley.

Betsy Foster, vice president, conducted the business session. She reminded the chapter that secret sisters will be revealed in February, and members can draw for new ones then. Local dues are due. The chapter’s spring enrollment will be held in March.

Scott reported that the Progressive Chapter gave $200 to a needy family at Christmas, which was used to buy gifts for their children.

Margie Murphy, chairman of the food committee, brought chicken pot pie. Other members of the food committee were Floretta Scott, Foster, Alice Erwin, Bette Taylor and Ann Douthit. Scott decorated with yucca plants and hearts as well as votive candles filled with rose buds.

Jan Adam planned a day trip to Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville.

Door prizes were won by Erwin and Murphy. The dollar pot was won by Adam.

January is the birthday month of Linda Eifling and Louise LaGrone.