The Pensters Holiday Celebration was more than just a Christmas party. In addition to food and fellowship, attendees were offered the opportunity to read a three-minute selection of their work. The topics were wide-ranging, sprinkled with humor, sadness, and some deep thinking. Odes to favorite horses, dogs, grannies and husbands, were read between stories of children meeting Santa, parents sweating the broken ornaments and chickens laying blue eggs.
Though it was a day of fun, the business of the Pensters was not neglected. Scholarship Chair Barbara Lassiter offered an update on the PT Paul-Sampson Satch Sampson Poetry Scholarship. Entry forms have been distributed to guidance counselors in Mobile and Baldwin county high schools. After the first of the year, volunteers will contact the schools with a reminder of the February 20th deadline.
With the absence of a new hospitality chair, it has been decided that refreshments offered at each meeting will be limited to coffee and water. The holiday party and last meeting of the year will be the exception to this.
Winners of the November writing contest were announced. Though there was no contest for December, members should come ready with their entries for January. The topic will be: “Let it go and move on.”
Submitted by: Jessica Trippe
Photos by: Jessica Trippe