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By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun—
WELLINGTON — Past Sweetheart Jayla Kilgore said she recommends participating in pageants, telling Wellington Lions Club members about her experience in the Miss Cotton Country Pageant was fun.
Kilgore discussed her experience in the recent Miss Cotton Country pageant during a recent the Wellington Lions Club members.
“We had three categories for competition – interview, casual wear and formal gown,” Kilgore said. “Pageants are fun, and I would recommend it. You won’t regret it.”
Awarded $250 for first runner-up, Kilgore said she grows from each experience. Ponder received a $125 scholarship for second runner-up.
Boss Lion Rex Henard welcomed guests Alice Pastor, Jeffrey Pastor and Noah and Heather Downing to the 7 p.m. meeting Oct. 19 at the fellowship hall of the Methodist church. Lions Amy Henard and Lyndy Forrester Black led the pledges, and Lion Jeff Pastor offered the invocation.
Lion Paul Schaub led in singing “America” accompanied by Lion Shirley Henard on the piano. The members sang “Happy Birthday” to Lion Noemi Pena. Geney Gulley catered the evening meal.
For the program, Jeff Pastor performed a selection of mostly original spiritual songs. His wife, Alice Pastor, joined him as vocalist for two of the medleys.
In club business, Lion Nancy Harris presented the minutes of the Oct. 5 meeting. Lion Neal Odom gave the financial report. Lion Larrie Black led the discussion on a fundraiser. The members voted to postpone an event at this time and focus on the pancake breakfast in early spring.
The Lions will send a token of sympathy to Sweetheart Dani Ponder on the recent passing of her grandfather, Gary Killian.
Other Lions present were Fraya Hammons, Angela McDanel, Bev Odom, Cynthia Shrubs Patterson, Gene Pena, Linda Powell, Harriett Schaub, Rudie and Karon Tate, Jeff and Janie Thomas and Margret Wood.