The November meeting of the West Unity Three Arts Club was held November 10 at the home of Ann Hollingshead. Before the meeting members dropped off items to the food pantry at the West Unity United Methodist Church.
Samantha Burdine, currently a senior at Hilltop High School was the guest speaker. Last year as a junior, she was selected as a delegate to Buckeye Girls State. She was sponsored by the Club, and the West Unity American Legion Auxiliary. Girls State is held at Mt. Union College during the second week of June dealing with all levels of government.
Samantha was very excited to have attended this week-long workshop. She was elected as a policeman and public defender for her county. She joked that she could arrest someone and then defend them. A highlight of the week was when Governor Kasich spoke to the girls attending. Samantha said that Girls State was a very positive experience for her. She met girls from all over the state of Ohio. She highly recommends that all Junior girls apply to attend this event.
After graduation, she plans to hopefully attend Defiance College to become a computer forensic investigator. The Club thanked her for coming and wished her the best for the future.
President, Emily Schlosser called the meeting to order. Seventeen members answered the roll call, “What are you thankful for?”. In old business, it was suggested to adopt a needy family for the holiday season. This would be discussed further at the December meeting when there would be more information. For new business – the Avon fund raiser was a success. The Christmas party will be held December 8 at the Union Street Grill starting at 6:00. Members are to bring two bags of wrapped candy to make favors for the Christmas party at the West Unity Senior Center. The meeting was then adjourned.