Anza Thimble Club holds November meeting

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ANZA – The Anza Thimble Club held their monthly meeting Thursday, Nov. 7, at Cityreach Church in Anza.

Lunch, featuring turkey, dressing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad and pumpkin pie, was prepared for the club ladies by Laurie Knight, Linda Barnes, Clair Beach and Anna Cleveland.

Annie Ashby informed the group that 80 lap robes were delivered to the veterans’ hospital, Nov. 13. Several members caravanned to the hospital. On the way home, the group stopped to purchase Christmas stockings for the Hamilton kindergartners. These stockings will be distributed at Hamilton School Dec. 19, following a workshop Nov. 21, at the Anza Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1873 to stuff the stockings.

Anna Cleveland and Joan Kessman gave an update on Anza Career Builders. The program aids students in the Anza Valley area in pursuing training in trade schools, by helping with their tuition, licensing and any tools they may need while attending a trade school.

Planning for special events was discussed. The Victorian Tea will be held April 11 or April 18, and the Coat Drive will be held in conjunction with the Anza Electric Cooperative. Gently used coats and other winter items are requested for donation from the community. Donation boxes have been set up at various locations in town, including the electrical co-op.

Rika Anctil was wished a “Happy November Birthday” by the group. Drawings were held, and the unwrapped gift was won by Jonee Kartchner, the wrapped gift by Nancy Ballew and the 50/50 drawing was won by Myrna Hawthorn.

The next meeting will be held Dec. 5, with a gift exchange for those who wish to participate.

Submitted by Anza Thimble Club.