The Washington United Methodist Women met on Friday, June 14, at the church with over 60 members and guests present for a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Methodist Women’s organization. The evening began by viewing the dozen decorated tables.
Shirley Pfiefer welcomed the members and guests. Ilene Schnicker gave the devotions and prayer. Marilyn Whitenack led a parade of young girls dressed as Raggedy Ann with their dolls. They proceeded to sit at a table with dishes and decor for Raggedy Ann.
Dinner was a potluck with lots of food including cake and Methodist Punch.
The group then sang some old hymns led by Linda Soukup. A short skit was held about the first meeting of two women who invited six friends to organize 150 years ago when they sent a doctor and missionary to India. The participants were dressed in old costumes.
Shirley Pfeifer gave a short history of the beginning of the group in Washington.