2019-03-14 / Personalities

Blake Thompson speaks at circle meeting about domestic violence


Speaker Blake Thompson is introduced by Shelley Warrenfells. Speaker Blake Thompson is introduced by Shelley Warrenfells. Blake Thompson of the Wilkes County EMS was guest speaker at the meeting of the Cornelia Johnson Circle on Tuesday, March 5, in the Fellowship Hall of Washington First United Methodist Church.

Introduced by President Shelley Warrenfells, Thompson’s presentation included information and statistics regarding domestic violence in Wilkes County, its surrounding counties, and the State of Georgia.

Prior to the program President Warrenfells opened the meeting and welcomed everyone. Judy Thompson continued with an opening prayer.

Following the program Ms. Warrenfells then led the group in discussing circle business. Among the items covered was how members could help those in need in our community including helping a specific family the circle met at the Angel Tree party, supporting an upcoming graduate from the Angel Tree program, bringing deodorant to be distributed to the schools, and emotionally and spiritually supporting the new head football coach, T.C. Jay.

Janet Burgess will lead the circle volunteers in preparation and delivery of meals for the March Food for Friends ministry with a menu of fried chicken strips, pear salad, potatoes, vegetable, rolls, and cookies.

Members were reminded of the remaining programs before summer break to include Amy Yaikow who will speak on prayer at the next meeting at the church on April 2 and the annual salad supper at the Barry cabin on May 7.

After other business the meeting was adjourned.

Members present were Juanita Tyler, Pauline Bell, Linda Smith, Randee Barry, Beth Conard, Rachel Fleeman, Debbie Holes, Marcia Delany, Tina Lewis, Judy Thompson, Melanie Wells, Eloise Wood, Kay Bray, Janet Burgess, Lisa Isham, and Shelley Warrenfells.

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