The Sumter Art Association


The Sumter Art Association met at 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 3 in the Parish Hall of the Church of the Holy Comforter. President Carla Young welcomed members and also three quests.

Josie Holler gave an inspirational devotion on the season of Advent.

Recording secretary Ginger Barwick read the minutes from the Oct. 15 meeting. There were no additions or corrections, and the minutes were approved as read.

Susan Brabham, treasurer, provided the financial report. Attendance chairwoman Kay Fort reported that 50 members and three guests were present at this meeting.

Exhibits chairwoman Kathy Creech reported on cultural events taking place in Sumter and the surrounding area in December. Membership chairwoman Dotty Lyles asked members to begin thinking of new prospects for membership. Names and qualifications should be sent to her on or before the February meeting.

Debbie Thomas introduced the speaker, Mark Burns, a student at Sumter High School who shared his musical talent. Mark, a gifted pianist, played a medley of Christmas music suggested by members. His finale pieces were "Christmas Bells" and "Oh Holy Night."

After the program, the meeting was adjourned. Everyone was invited to the refreshment table. Hostess chairwoman was Becky Pritchard with Caron DuRant as co-chairwoman. Committee members were Betsy Acken, Emily Boykin, Kathy Creech, Rosemary Drakeford, Jean White, Marie Hill, Virginia Anne McLaurin, Ann Snead and Cissy Snyder. Caron DuRant provided the colorful poinsettia centerpiece.