AEDC Woman’s Club shows generosity during a season of giving

Capt. Jeff Smith (fifth from the left), with the Tullahoma Fire Department, collects gifts provided by the AEDC Woman’s Club for the Toys for Tots program. Also pictured is Anne-Marie Pender, Beverly Smith, Vicky Porter, Dawn Hayner, Suzette McCrorey, Wanda Gobbell and Kitty Ball. (Courtesy photo)

Capt. Jeff Smith (fifth from the left), with the Tullahoma Fire Department, collects gifts provided by the AEDC Woman’s Club for the Toys for Tots program. Also pictured is Anne-Marie Pender, Beverly Smith, Vicky Porter, Dawn Hayner, Suzette McCrorey, Wanda Gobbell and Kitty Ball. (Courtesy photo)

ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, TENN. -- The Dec.1 meeting of the AEDC Woman’s Club featured food items to purchase and then articles to bid on for the Christmas Boutique purchases.

Many ladies brought Toys for Tots donations for Capt. Jeff Smith of the Tullahoma Fire Department. The table donations of $200 also went to the Toys for Tots program.

The program entertainment for December was presented by the Lyric Ladies directed by Amy Cooley. This group made history last year by being the first-ever homeschool show choir to be accepted to compete in a national show choir competition. The Lyric Ladies won the overall People’s Choice award at the 20th Annual Music City Show Shoppe Competition at Belmont University.

The next meeting of the AEDC Woman’s Club will be held Jan. 5, 2017.
Jane Lovett from Falls Mill in Belvidere, Tenn., will be the featured speaker.

Jane and her husband developed the Museum of Power and Industry, Inc. to trace the history of Falls Mill through working exhibits. The museum, housed in the water-powered mill on Factory Creek in Franklin County, features exhibits on the early textile industry, the cotton gin era, wood working shop and the grain milling period.

Jane has a degree in anthropology from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. Jane’s talk will feature highlights in the restoration of the mill and development of exhibits on the property. She will also demonstrate hand spinning and bring a pot of cheese grits to share
with the members.

Table donations at the January meeting will go to United Way of Coffee County.

The January meeting is open to the public and provides the opportunity to meet the AEDCWC members and become a member. You don’t need to have military connections or be involved with Arnold Air Force Base to visit and become a member.

For information about the AEDCWC call 455-3569.

The social hour of the meeting starts at 9:30 a.m., with the business meeting and program beginning at 10 a.m.

Reservations must be made no later than noon, Dec. 29. Make reservations by calling 931-393-2552 or 931-636-4152.

Disclaimer: This is a private organization which is not part of the Department of Defense or any of its components and has no governmental status.

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