YOUNGSVILLE — The Youngsville Woman’s Club celebrated its 60th birthday, Monday, at the Youngsville Museum of History. Special guests included. Margaret Moss, who was the first president of the club in l955, and Mattie Reddick, also a charter member and second president of the club.
Members enjoyed refreshments, including birthday cake, hot cider and lemonade as they viewed the Arts Festival entries from Franklinton High School. Nancy Solum spoke about how art affects everyone and about her own journey to sewing and quilting.
During these last 60 years, the Youngsville Woman’s Club has been instrumental in bringing the bookmobile to the community and eventually, the library. Members have volunteered at schools, supported the Girl Scouts and even built the Girl Scout Hut in l959 that still exists and is being used by local troops.
The club is a part of the General Federation of Woman’s Clubs with many accomplishments. In 2007, members began working on the Youngsville Museum of History, one of the club’s ongoing community projects.
The Youngsville Woman’s Club meets the third Monday night of each month at the Youngsville Community House at 6:45 p.m. Any woman interested in community service is invited to be a guest at any of the meetings. The club’s membership drive is held in April of each year, and they do not meet during the summer months.
Famous soups and sandwiches
The Youngsville Woman’s Club main fundraiser each year is their Soup and Sandwich Lunch held each February. This year it is Feb. l9, but with a major change. The club will be selling their famous chicken/vegetable soup for $8 per quart as take out only at the Youngsville Community House from ll a.m. until sold out.
Weather permitting, they will also have a table out front for motorists to drive by and pick up lunch or dinner. Orders can be made in advance by calling Mary Buffaloe at 919-556-2477 or 9l9-210-0789. Calling ahead guarantees orders will be reserved. All funds raised will go towards community projects.
The club’s fundraiser for the Youngsville Museum will be May 2 at Hill Ridge Farms. There will be more details on this event, later.