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April 4, 2012

Holy Week Ladies Salad Luncheon set for Thursday

McALESTER —  

All area ladies are encouraged to attend the 40th Annual Women’s Holy Week Salad Luncheon on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple on Second and Adams. Music this year, will be provided by the First Christian Church and will feature Jean Beth Smith from St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. 

Smith will perform a piano solo “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” and she will sing “Risen Today” accompanied by Kathy Brod and Taem Kang.

Smith is an organist and pianist for First Christian Church. She teaches second grade at Will Rogers Elementary School and studies piano with Debbie Brown.

Brod of Kathy Brod School of Music is the organist for St. John’s and she is also a pianist at First Christian Church.

King will accompany with the flute. An eighth-grade student at Puterbaugh school King also plays in the McAlester Band. He is active at St. John’s and plays the piano for the First Methodist Church. His parents are Quentin and Hannah Graham.

Also during the luncheon other representatives from six local churches will help orchestrate the event.

Christina Thurber and representatives of All Saints Episcopal Church have arranged for “Spring Time” themed decorations for the event with help from 

Mann’s Flower Shop and Greenhouse who are loaning about 100 azalea plants, according to Thurber. 

 Marsha Green of the First Presbyterian Church will be the Mistress of Ceremonies for the luncheon.

 Joyce McNally of PAWS will represent St. John the Evangelist Church as guest speaker.

Janis Allford and Kim Thornton of the First Methodist Church is in charge of praying for the luncheon.

Ladies who do not work outside the home are asked to bring a large salad and plan to arrive by 11:15 a.m.  with their salad. The dish should have their name on it so that it can be returned. Serving utensils will be provided. Ladies working outside the home should plan to arrive at 11:30.

Contact Jeanne LeFlore at jleflore@mcalesternews.com.

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