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The Mayo Woman’s Club members play a game to conclude their Christmas meeting.

MAYO — The Mayo Woman’s Club held its annual Christmas meeting Dec. 10 which included singing and games in addition to a little business.

The meeting included two entries into the Art Show, an acrylic painting of a beautiful horse, “Black Horse” and a watercolor painting, “Windless.”

The entertainment included holiday music such as Jingle Bell Rock and Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, along with several others performed by Jessica Johnson.

The Mayo Woman’s Club gave updates on programs such as “Operation Gratitude,” which has been collecting cards and letters to send to various military men and women, EMS, Fire and various EMS and First Responders from youth in the community.

Reports on the successes of the “Up with Women” project as well as the “Pioneer Day Art Show” were also given. Woman’s Club member Pam Ward stated that the Pioneer Day Art Show was “very successful and even more rewarding” to be a part of this year.

“Christmas Socks” are to be handed out throughout the community within the next week.

Between Thanksgiving and the Christmas holiday approaching, the Woman’s Club has filled and given out more than 50 baskets for needy families for the holidays. These baskets are filled with various foods and other non-perishable foods in order to help ensure that every family is able to have a family portioned meal to celebrate the holidays with.

The Mayo Woman’s Club then approached the subject of the “Welcome to Mayo” sign. The project will be funded with the money that the town received from Miracle Whip last year.

The new sign project is still underway due to Florida Department of Transportation regulations and procedures, and the collaboration between the town and Lafayette County.

Kara M. Compo is a reporter for the Suwannee Democrat, Jasper News and Mayo Free Press. Her beats include general assignment, government, politics, law enforcement and first responders. ​

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