Hall honored with reception
OLLIE — Barbara Hall, appointed Grand Electa for 2013 by Cynde Lemley, Worthy Grand Matron and Carl Yoder, Worthy Grand Patron of Iowa, Order of the Eastern Star, was honored with a reception at Prairie View United Methodist Church Dec. 9.
About 105 members, friends and family attended the reception, hosted by officers of Hall’s Ollie Chapter No. 549.
Hall and her companion Wendell led the grand officers into the sanctuary for the program.
Kay Evans was organist. Worthy Matron Protem, Paula Larsen welcomed guests.
An invocation was given by John Whitaker, Grand Chaplain, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of “I’m Proud to Be an American.”
Distinguished guests were presented followed by Hall’s Eastern Star history. Two skits were performed.
Hall introduced her family, and after remarks the assembled sang “Joy to the World.”
Elsie Miller, Past Grand Matron gave the benediction.
Refreshments were served in the dining room.
Special projects for the coming year will be supporting GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Awareness Centers, ESTARL and youth.