Grace Willing Workers discuss mental fitness at recent meeting

The Grace Willing Workers met recently at Centennial Fellowship Church at White Hall.

President Debbie James called the meeting to order. She welcomed 28 members and three visitors. Lucy Meeks gave the thought of the day — “An old man on his death bed once said he had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which hadn’t happened.”

The Homemaker’s Creed was read by Bettye Johnson. The handy hint for the day was, “For a healthy brain, stay active and make friends.” The inspiration was read by Doris Turbeville — James 1:5; “If any lack wisdom, let him ask of God … and it shall be given.”

Sabrina Self-Gwin called the roll by asking each member and visitor, “How do you practice mental fitness?”

The program, “A Healthy Brain at Any Age”, was presented by Carolyn Harness. She talked about the Ten Commandments of Preventing Dementia, and took a risk inventory for older individuals on dementia. Three door prizes were given away.

Barbara Stone reported on community service and that the group is still working on loom hats. Members are asked to bring hats to the March 22 workshop. Kaye Richardson reported that the group has collected 255 canned goods thus far for the food pantry. The goal is 500 items by June 30.

Walk Across Arkansas started Feb. 13. Connie Herrin reported there are tickets to sale for the afghan. The drawing for the afghan will be May 10.

Dates to remember:

• March 6 — Parliamentary Procedure Workshop from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service office, 500 Idaho St.

• March 8 — GWW meeting at 10 a.m.