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Brauhaus Kaffee program for DKG

Members of Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG) were treated to an interesting program on Thursday evening, Feb. 10, 2011, presented by Pat Pinkley Antonovich, co-owner of Brauhaus Kaffee, located in downtown Farmington. She discussed her and Jon Bennett’s purchasing the 1899 building and the remodeling process. “Bauhaus” is a German term for “build house.” She gave many interesting facts regarding the coffee- bean growing process. The beans are grown on trees that can produce only one lb. of coffee at a time. The tree has to be 5 years old to produce and lives about 30 years. The beans are hand-picked and soaked to remove the outside encasement. Most coffee beans come from Columbia; Hawaii is the only U.S. state to produce coffee beans. Pat treated us to 3 different coffees to enjoy with our buffet.

Five prospective members were in attendance, and all were accepted into DKG plus three more who had applied. They will be accepted into DKG at the March 10 meeting in a rose ceremony at St. Francis Country Club. As two members are expecting babies within days of each other, a double baby shower will be held following the dinner and installation. Members are to bring your World Fellowship Fund canisters or donations to that meeting. Dues for next year are payable at this meeting.

Our secretary, Cheri Henderson was nominated to represent us for the 2011 Excellence in Recognition at the 2011 Delta State Convention. Judy Whitener gave the devotional “The Trouble Tree,” inspiring us to leave our troubles from work outside our home.

More details (regarding our yard sale fundraiser will be) at the March meeting. Following the meeting, gift bags for new female teachers in all area schools were put together with pens, pencils, note pads, tea bags, hot chocolate, and many goodies.

Attending from Fredericktown were Linda Hogan, Sandra Lane and Sharon Robbins.

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