Winona Ruritans hold generational dinner

The winning ticket for the first Winona Ruritan Gun Raffle was drawn April 23 by Brynn and Clair Medure, granddaughters of Dr. Dennis McArthur. Pictured with the winner, Abraham Alexander, holding his new Henry Big Boy 45/70 caliber lever action, from left, is co-chair Greg Coffee, William Alexander and Mike Runzo of Runzo’s Outdoor Sports. (Submitted photo)

WINONA — The Winona Ruritan Club held its annual Father-Daughter-Granddaughter dinner meeting April 23 at the Winona United Methodist Church. President Rob Doyle Jr. called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. Songleader Chip Althouse led the group in singing “America” and Vice President Homer Althouse gave the Invocation. The Ladies of the Church prepared and served a Swiss steak dinner.

Secretary Lee Stamp called the roll of members who introduced their guests when their name was called. There were 23 members and 40 guests present.

The group dispensed with the monthly secretary and treasurer reports.

President Rob Doyle Jr. wished all mothers in attendance a happy Mothers Day for May 12. Chip Althouse led the group in singing “Happy Birthday” to Homer Althouse, the only club member born in April.

Under other items of interest, the annual Winona Memorial Day Parade and Service will be held May 19. The parade will form at 2 p.m. at Hall Park and the service will follow at 3 p.m. at Glenn Bennett Memorial Playground. The Winona Volunteer Fire Department will hold its semi-annual pancake and sausage breakfast at 7 a.m. Aug. 27. The Winona Area Historical Society will hold its annual Strawberry Festival at 11 a.m. June 23.

The only business to come before the club was the drawing of the winning ticket of the club’s first gun raffle for a “Henry Big Boy” lever action 45/70 caliber. Sisters Brynn and Clair Medure, granddaughters of Dr. Dennis McArthur, pulled the ticket from the tub. The winner was Abraham Alexander of Salem.

Everyone present rose and recited the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America.

Entertainment was provided by magician Mark Plegge.