WCRTA meets scholarship recipients

Wilson County Retired Teachers' Association met at the First Church of the Nazarene on Dec. 5. 

The meeting was called to order by President Betty Hall. The Rev. Gary Wilson, pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene, presented an inspirational and relevant devotional from the scripture, "Be still and know that I am God."

Vice-President Dianne Cozart introduced the program. A barber shop quartet composed of Greg Herring, choral director at Lebanon High School, and students Michael Murphy, Daniel Tribble and Bronson Manning presented a wonderful mixture of Christmas songs and "oldies." 

Sue Coble, co-chair of the WCRTA Scholarship Committee, introduced the two recipients from Cumberland University of this year's scholarships, Lindsey Prater and William Sakalaucks. The community service project of the month of December was to contribute to the scholarship fund. Thanks to the generous giving of WCRTA members, the total amount collected was more than $800. The association also made a donation to the fund in memory of four WCRTA members who passed away this membership year: Thelma McCown, Willie Watkins, Frances Mason and William Vantrease.

Dianne Cozart shared the cares and concerns of members and their families.

Following the meeting, members and guests enjoyed a delicious meal catered by Michael's Cafeteria and furnished by Liberty State Bank. The meal was served by community volunteers, Gaile Flansburg, Mary Lynch, Becky Johnson, Megan and Amanda Gullett, Brittany Kilgore (Wilson Central High School), Anna Kay (Lebanon High School) and Presley Draper and Leslie Johnson (Walter J. Baird Middle School).

The next meeting will Thursday, March 4, at Southern Manor Assisted Living on Coles Ferry Pike. It is never too late to join WCRTA.  If you are interested, call 444-0071 for details.