Friday Club plans picnic potluck

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The Windham Friday Club held its May meeting at the home of Pat Clayton. Members enjoyed a potluck featuring members' favorites followed by a short business meeting.

A thank you was received from the Windham Salvation Army for the recent food donation that was made by the club.

Members also voted to include the date each member joined the club into the club book to commemorate the occasion.

Continuing the theme for the year, "comic strips," Clayton's program was about the history of cartoons, which led to comics of today. Cartoons, by definition, are simple drawings showing features in an exaggerated way. These satirical cartoons from the 1800s promoted political and social messages.

Clayton also walked listeners through the early decades of cartoons, from the 1920s Katzenjammer Kids to 1930s Popeye and 1940s Little Orphan Annie, which was the first to be adapted to radio. She then concluded with the 1950s Dennis the Menace and 1960s Peanuts.

Door prizes were won by Louise Sands and Monie Wert, who each won gifts of kitchen towels, hand soap and a wind chime.

The next meeting with be a picnic potluck Friday at the home of Betty Lou Yost, with Helena Belden as the co-hostess. Members are asked to bring family or a friend as a guest.

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