GALLIPOLIS — The Gallipolis and Vinton Books-and-Friends Book Clubs met June 14 at Raccoon Creek Side Cottage in Vinton to discuss “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee.
This was a follow-up to their joint reading and discussion last summer of “To Kill a Mockingbird” by the same author. Twenty members and two guests were present. A discussion was led by Mary Lanier and Fannie Metcalf.
Following the discussion, hostess Donna DeWitt served lunch. The theme for the food centered around Aunt Alexandra’s “The Coffee” and other food and drinks mentioned in the book.
Guests were asked to wear hats in keeping with this theme. A hat contest was held with prizes being awarded by Lynn Knoble, Premier Jewelry Stylist. Winners were: Opal Payne for the Most Original Hat with matching Ensemble. Mary Stutler and Donna DeWitt tied for having the Most Beautiful Hat.
Members of both clubs and other guests are invited to meet again at 6 p.m. July 18 in Vinton at the home of Donna DeWitt for a potluck meal to discuss the book “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand. Guest speaker John Jackson will be on hand to offer his insight and to participate in the book discussion.
— Submitted by DonnaDeWitt