The Woman’s Club of Shinnston met Monday, June 19 th at the Clubhouse with Co-President Debra Herndon presiding. The Pledge of Allegiance to the US Flag and the Pledge to the West Virginia Flag were said in unison by the group. Wanda Ashcraft gave a devotional message on choosing happiness and led the group in prayer.
After a short business meeting, Past President and current Secretary, Wanda Ashcraft, who has been part of the Shinnston Woman’s Club since joining the Juniors 70 years ago, presented a program on notable West Virginia Women in honor of the State’s birthday. Dividing the ladies into categories including politics, actresses, holidays, poets, authors, war, sports and singers, Ashcraft recounted the contributions of women including Kathy Mattea, Mary Lou Retton, Jessica Lynch, Betty Zane, Pearl Buck, Kathryn Johnson, Jennifer Garner, Julia Pierpont and many more.
The group then enjoyed West Virginia birthday cake, ice cream and fellowship. Attending not previously mentioned were Debby Starkey, Carrie Mancino, Viviane Spagnuolo, Donna Mick, Mary Ann Ferris and guest Bobby Bice III.