Waldoboro Woman's Club meets March 11

Feb 25, 2014
Bill Michaud of Friendship was the guest speaker Feb. 11 at Waldoboro Woman's Club.

The Waldoboro Woman's Club met Feb. 11 where they heard a presentation from Bill Michaud of Friendship.

It was in 1961, more than 50 years ago that the seed was planted for Michaud to hike the Appalachian Trail, when, on a family vacation in Shenandoah National Park, he saw his first thru-hiker. A half century later that dream became a reality and Bill, now 62, took nearly seven months out of his life to walk home to Maine from Springer Mountain, Georgia.

Stories about that trip, the people he met, the wildlife he saw, the planning he did to get ready and the gear he used were the subject of his talk at the meeting.

Hostesses for the meeting were Betty Studley, Alice De Patsy and Gail Mahan. Guests were Eleanor Krause, Eleanor O'Donnell, Margo Mettrick and Betty Gersh.

February birthdays are celebrated by Judi Lawrence, Charlotte Gulezian, Penelope Crane, Devin Ponsant and Anne Gerrish.

Marilyn Andrews gave the Thought for the Day - "Kind Words".

Judi Lawrence, president, led the business meeting.

A thank you letter was read from Gloria Tewhey, chairman, Maine Youth Fellowship for the group's donation of a full scholarship for a sophmore student at Medomak Valley High School given in 2013 to Joseph Lubley chosen by the school faculty.

Another thank you letter was received from Melody Tracy of the Waldoboro Toy Program of the Waldoboro Police Department. Toys, hats and mittens were provided to 163 children of 73 families in Waldoboro.

The club's next meeting will Tuesday, March 11 with an International Potluck Luncheon and a Silent Auction for CARE and the local Waldoboro/Bremen Food Pantry. Hostesses will be Alice De Patsy and Marilyn Andrews.

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