“Club News” column for July 17, 2013

Alligator hunters speak to Senior Spirit

John Currier spoke about his experiences as a nuisance alligator hunter to the West Baton Rouge Senior Spirit on June 21 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Activity Center in Brusly.

Currier is a retired West Baton Rouge school principal.

Winfred Sibille, who taught Currier how to hunt alligators, joined Currier in answering audience questions. Anatole Vincent, director of WBR Parks and Recreation, provided lunch for the 60 attendees. WBR Senior Spirit is a program for those 50 and older sponsored by the WBR Parks and Recreation Department.

Giving Quilt elects officers for 2013-14

The Giving Quilt elected 2013-14 officers on July 2: President Carolyn Bacile, Vice President Stella Goodbee, Recording Secretary Peggy Dunning, Corresponding Secretary Diane Parker and Treasurer Noreen Mazzaroppi.

Guild liaisons elected were Monica Stegall, Stashbuilders; Suzi Montague, Remember Me; and Sherry Herringshaw, River City.

The club has collected more than 100 new quilts for Oklahoma tornado victims, and the collection will continue until Aug. 9. A Sew Small sew day will be held Sept. 28 to provide quilts for preemie babies in local hospitals. Other sew days discussed were for Baton Rouge Quilts for Kids, Dreams Come True and Quilts of Valor. The club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 12663 Perkins Road.

Compiled by George Morris

Advocate staff writer

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