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Pierian Woman’s Club joins Shop and Share effort

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By The Staff

The Lawrenceburg Pierian Woman’s Club will join the statewide chapters of the Kentucky Federation of Women’s Clubs as volunteers at the Feb. 4 Shop & Share program.
Club members will collect donations (lists of needed items will be available) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kroger market at Anderson Crossing and 127 Bypass South.
Shop & Share is a joint initiative of First Lady Jane Beshear’s office, the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association (KDVA), Kroger, Food City, the Kentucky Commission on Women, the Federation of Women’s Clubs, and the Girl Scout Clubs of Kentucky to collect needed goods and funds for the 13 domestic violence shelters across the commonwealth.
Beshear began this annual drive in 2008 to provide domestic violence shelters with needed goods, such as canned foods, toilet paper, disposable diapers and soap at Kroger stores across the state. Shop & Share raised more than $341,000 in goods and monetary contributions in 2011.
At its Jan. 19 meeting, the club enjoyed a talk by local author Ann Gabhart about her books.
Music was provided by singer Ashley Hendry, accompanied by Sue Lou Smith. The book, The Serpent’s Trail, was discussed, and The Teahouse on Mulberry Street was distributed.
The business meeting included reports on contributions of holiday gifts to Rainbow House and Sunset Hill and food to the Open Hands food pantry.
Plans were discussed to send scholarship applications and entry forms for the club’s annual art contest to local schools.
The club will hold its next monthly meeting Thursday, Feb. 16 at the Anderson Public Library.
The book “Water for Elephants” will be distributed.