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Progressive Club hears about Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance

The Carlisle Progressive Club met at the home of Margaret Ann Zimmerman on Nov. 13. President Jane Ann Harper presided over the business meeting. Along with other business, the club discussed and agreed to sponsor a Christmas tree to be auctioned by the Band Booster Club with proceeds going toward the purchase of new band uniforms. Phyllis Hillman and Jane Ann will give library books this month.

The club’s community service program for the month was Public Issues, and the topic of hunger relief was addressed by speaker, Nancy Conley, of the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance. The mission of the alliance is to reduce hunger through a unified effort to provide hunger relief, education and advocacy. During the program, the speaker pointed out that our state is tied with Mississippi as the most food insecure state, and Arkansas is number one in elderly hunger. The many programs the alliance uses to make a difference were discussed by speaker Conley. For more on the work done by the alliance, you can go to www.arhungeralliance.org.

The club followed through with it’s own theme, If not you, then who?, by bringing food items to be distributed by their local churches’ food pantries. After the program, club members visited and were treated by hostesses Margaret Ann Zimmerman and Sue Young to desserts and coffee.

The December meeting, a Christmas coffee and brunch, will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the home of Lois Ann Bryant. This will be the club’s 10th annual ornament exchange so don’t forget to bring your ornament and “Sweats for Vets“. If you’d like to ride with the car pool, meet at the Methodist church at 10:10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11.

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