2011-11-10 / Community Calendar

United Methodist Women News

by Mary Beth Gibson

Lexington/Blue United Methodist Women attended the West District UMW Fall Festival in Caldwell recently and participated in the entertaining and instructive fashion show in which units demonstrated commitment to the environment by making costumes of recycled materials. Many stunning outfits were modeled, including a “sack” dress made from a burlap potato bag, a beautiful two piece dress which began life as a quilt top, a doctor’s office paper gown outfit, a bouncy skirt and top made from hundreds of plastic shopping bags, and a painter’s drop cloth wedding gown. Lexington’s Rachel Richards modeled a recycled foil outfit designed to be thrown on over her informal togs for a last-minute “glittering” night out on the town. Her accessories included a matching handbag Lee Marks made from a foil casserole pan, coke bottle cap earrings made by Sue Kelley, and a green plastic bag sash crocheted by Linda Kidd.

Members also enjoyed a work day of cooking chicken and dressing casseroles to sell at the up-coming bazaar and bake sale on Saturday, Nov. 19th, at the Lexington United Methodist Fellowship Hall, and plans were made for the soup and chili lunch that will be served beginning at 11:00pm. This fundraiser helps to fund local missions including M&Ms, Fifth Quarter, youth camp scholarships and the Lexington Mobile Food Pantry. All are invited to come purchase gifts and baked items and eat a delicious homemade lunch.

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