The Thirteen Club met recently at GlennPark with Mary Alice White as the hostess. President Elaine Richey opened the meeting with White reading the quote and thought for the day. Secretary Sharon Armstrong read the minutes which were approved by all. Money was collected for the various food pantries in Defiance. There were 11 members present in addition to honorary member, Pam Bowers, as a guest. The hostess introduced her daughter, Pam Bowers, who discussed her book Diamonds in the Darkness.
The fictional story of a tenacious injured bulldog is interlaced at the end of each chapter with experiences and suggested solutions for similar conditions that the reader may have encountered. The book has been utilized successfully in Christian counseling.
The hostess presented each member of the club with a copy of the book. Bowers will have a book signing on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m.-noon at Cabin Fever.
The next meeting will be Nov. 7 with Elaine Richey serving as the hostess.