Roland Friends ‘n Service meetings offer several activities

Staff Writer
Story City Herald
Leatha Arant speaks to the Roland Friends ’n Service club on March 27. Contributed photo

The Roland Friends ’n Service is an organization of women who are committed to the Roland community through friendship and service. Besides their annual fundraisers and service projects, they also have three or four meetings where members arrange a program for educational, informational and/or entertainment purposes.

The March 27 meeting was a program arranged by member, Jean Sternberg, in which her daughter Leatha Arant spoke to the group about Young Living Essential Oils. Arant’s 5-year-old daughter, Savannah Arant, had fun assisting her mom. Leatha gave a very interesting and vibrant talk about many different essential oils, their uses and benefits. With Savannah’s help Leatha passed around many different scents for the members to smell and try. Each member went home with a packet of information and a sample scent to make their purses smell good. It was a fun and informative evening for everyone.

The Roland Friends ’n Service held its annual bake sale for the Roland Public Library on Saturday, March 31, at the library. It was a successful event for the library. Many thanks go to the bake sale committee members, Linda Schultz (Chairperson), Nancy Ebrecht, Cassandra Matthews, Linda Gauley, Inge Herigstad, and Diane Omundson and also to all who baked.

Roland Friends ’n Service held its annual Bingo for Loaves and Fishes at their Feb. 27 meeting. The members brought items to donate to the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry. These items are then combined with a competitive game of Bingo. When a member calls out a Bingo, she then goes to the main table of items and picks up any items that she can manage and carries them back to her table. The object is to see which table can collect the most items. It especially becomes interesting and noisy when there are no more items on the main table and it is then permissible to “steal” from another table when you call “bingo.” It is always such a fun evening, and of course all items are taken to the food pantry.