On Tuesday, March 6, several retired Craig County teachers gathered for a productive meeting. After the blessing, everyone shared a bountiful pot-luck lunch in the Craig Valley Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
Following an Easter devotional led by Joe Ann Duncan, the unofficial historian, Jane Johnson, presented her program, Memories are Made of This. Memories were presented about Fairview Academy and its tuition of $2-2.50 a month as well as Happy Hollow or Echol’s School near Little Creek, Maywood School and Huffman School. She also recounted teacher’s memories of student high jinx to her laughing audience.
The president, Panco Cantley, led the short business meeting. In addition to providing presents for two young children in the Christmas project, Craig County Retired Teachers were additionally able to provide food to take home over the holidays for two other families.
Present slate of officers included: President, Panco Cantley; Vice President, Joe Ann Duncan; Secretary, Mary Ann Childress; Treasurer, Jackie Cantley; Reporter, Anita Booth.
Jay Polen will again work with the eighth-grade teachers at the middle school on their “Why I Love Craig County” essays this spring. Craig County Retired Teachers voted to contribute the cash prizes for the essays.
The retired teachers are reminded that there will be a special meeting on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, to collect donations for their yearly college scholarship. Members unable to attend may mail their donations to Jackie Cantley. A committee will be selected at that time to select the Craig County High School scholar recipient. The high school guidance counselor will have information for applicants. Dues will also be collected for any retired school employee to join or renew membership at May and August meetings.
-Submitted by Anita Booth Brown