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Winona Ruritans hold generational dinner

WINONA – The Winona Ruritan Club celebrated its annual father/son/grandson/great-grandson dinner Feb. 23.

President Rob Doyle Jr. called the meeting to order and led the singing of “America.” Vice President Homer Althouse gave an update on fellow member Rob Donaldson’s medical condition, reporting he is recuperating at home. A “Get Well” card was later passed around for friends and members to sign.

Althouse gave the invocation and asked everyone to keep Donaldson and his family in their prayers. Mrs. Gordon served a meal featuring meat loaf and mashed potatoes.

Secretary Lee Stamp called the roll of members with 16 being present. Each member introduced his guests for the evening with a total of 28 in attendance. Stamp then read the minutes from the January meeting and February Board of Directors meeting. Treasurer Bob Doyle Sr.’s financial reported was dispensed with for the meeting.

The club received two “Thank You” cards from the United Community Scholarship Foundation for donations made in memory of deceased members Russell Loudon and Gordon Dawes.

The club sang “Happy Birthday” to members born in February – Homer Huprich, Buster Rogowsky, Jason McDevitt and John Gamble Jr.

Althouse reported plans are progressing for the making of homemade scrapple March 19 and the selling of whole hog sausage March 20. Scrapple is $5 per loaf pan and sausage is $4 per pound vacuum packed in either bulk, patties or smoked links. Pre-orders are being taken by any club member. (Note the club sold out in 40 minutes at October’s sale.) Distribution will begin at 8:30 a.m. March 20 at the Winona Evangelical Friends Church parking lot.

The Spring Gun Raffle is for a “Henry Made in America,” side gate .410-gauge shotgun. Chairman Michael Knoedler showed the shotgun to those in attendance. Raffle tickets are $20 each and can be purchased from any club members. The drawing will take place at the May 25 monthly meeting.

The club agreed to donate $150 to the Columbiana County Soil and Water District, $50 for a club ad in the Ohio District Ruritan Spring Banquet program and $125 to the Columbiana County Fair Board for the purchase of four trophies for the junior fair.

The club has the names of three grandchildren of members who are graduating high school this spring and are eligible for club college scholarships – Ellie and Sarah Marhefka, granddaughters of Bruce and Ruth Marhefka; and Luke Medure, grandson of Dennis and Carol McArthur. The club will award the scholarships at its annual steak fry June 22.

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