Congregants pack 22,000 meals

Published 9:31 am Thursday, October 13, 2016

Appomattox PE Presbyterian Church at Tuggle hosted the Stop Hunger Now packing program Saturday.

Volunteers from area churches, with a hands-on assembly line process, packed about 22,000 meals. The meals are highly nutritious dehydrated meals of rice, soy, veggies and 23 vitamins and minerals.

This program established in 1998 sends meals to crisis-burdened areas around the world. Barbara Mason was the coordinator. A luncheon followed the packing.

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Mrs. Betty Noblin was excited to have her sister, Ruth Garrow, visit her from Sept. 27-Oct. 2; lots of catching up was done.

On Oct. 6, Mrs. Frances Ollie joined Mrs. Flora Bolt for lunch at Merk’s Place.

Charles Southall Jr. had a fall, at which time he broke his leg. He remains in the hospital.

Mrs. Norma Hertzler stopped in to visit with Mrs. Pat Smith last Wednesday evening.

Last Friday evening Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Smith hosted a dinner party. Invited guests were Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hertzler and Mr. and Mrs. Marv Fisher.

Mrs. Pat Smith held a ladies covered-dish luncheon at her home on Wednesday. Sally Edwards, Johnna Shular, Kat Short, Nancy Pisano, Charolette Gaines and Anna Grandinetti enjoyed a delicious variety of food while they fellowshipped together.

Thursday, Oct. 6, Margaret Stockton, Nancy Dickerson, Blondell Bowman, Joyce and Fred Floyd and Jo Smith enjoyed getting together for lunch at Merk’s Place. They shared some thoughts on the 60th class reunion, which took place Sept. 17.

Grace Chapel, located on Simpson Road in Tuggle, will hold its Harvest Fest from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. There will be stew, hot dogs, cotton candy, face painting, pony rides and many more things, including a bike that will be given away. Come out and enjoy a fun fall day.

Friends and neighbors are praying for a speedy recovery for: Gary Fiscus, Linda Joyce, Rita Lawhorne, Donald Kellum, Jean P. Derrenbacker, Gail George, Elfrieda Kerns, Betty Jean Bolt and Mildred Harvey Shanks.

Lewis Brandt will be with the members of Appomattox P.E. Presbyterian Church at Tuggle, who invite you to worship with them each Sunday.

The membership of Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church at Prospect invites you to come and worship with them every Sunday; Sunday School is at 10 a.m. with Worship at 11 a.m. The Rev. Catilian Hoy will be at Davis Memorial on Sunday.

Calvary Chapel-Farmville invites you to worship on Sunday mornings at 10:30. They invite you to join them each week on Wednesday evening for Bible Study for all age groups at 7. The Church is located at 302 Industrial Park Road, in the former Stackpole-Carbone building.

Grace Chapel, located on Simpson Road at Tuggle, invites you to worship each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 for youth and adult Bible study.

Happy Birthday is wished to all those celebrating a birthday during October; your birthstone is the Opal and your flower is the Calendula. Those I know about are: Nancy McKay (3); Gwen Paulson of Chester (3); Michelle Paulson of Chester (3); Ray George (4); Shirley Fulcher (5); Lois Southall (6); Deborah Lundeen (8); Dennis Leonard (14); Tabitha Tatum (14); Kate Shorter (15); Jennifer Lynn Bolt (15); Jean Covington (16); Jim Reynolds (18); Ernest Coleman (18); Al Mason (19); Zeb Johnson (22); Steve Martin of Cumberland (23); Larry Franklin (24); Don Meadows (25); Sandra Leonard (25); Betty Jean Bolt (28) and Kathryn Powell of Blackstone (30).

Happy Anniversary is wished to those having an anniversary during October. Those I know about are: Joe and Catherine Troyer (6); Julian and Edwina Covington (7); and Al and Phyllis Mason (15).

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Margaret Stockton is the Tuggle News columnist. Her email address is