First United Methodist Church hosts Jamboree

Published 1:14 am Saturday, April 28, 2018

First United Methodist Church on East Second Street in Washington was host to 121 clients at this month’s Saturday Night Jamboree. Registrar Tillie Braddy signed in clients with loving assistance from Joyce Carawan.

DJ Redmen member Kenneth Beacham played music for dancing and listening pleasure.  Marlene Sprouse led the activities and made announcements while loyal volunteer Michael Cutler kept a watchful eye on the outside of the facility.

Marlene Sprouse led the “Happy Birthday” song to all clients who had April birthdays, while Joyce Carawan placed birthday hats on all the birthday clients.

A prayer was said by Rebecca Hardy, followed by pizza and the trimmings served by the First United Methodist Church men’s group.

The servers included: John Nesbitt, David and Sandra Gossett, Kemp Huss, Kin Wood, Elwood Sprouse and “Sweet Papa Paige Davis.”

Each client received a chocolate Easter bunny treat provided by the Jamboree and passed out by caring volunteers Kin Wood, Tine Woolard, Joyce Carawan, Michael Cutler, Kathy Lilley and Marvin Alligood.

The next Jamboree will be held on May 12, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. All area mentally/physically-challenged residents and all volunteers are invited to mark their calendars. The Prom will be moved to June 9. For more Jamboree information, to volunteer or to make donations, please call Jamboree President Marlene Sprouse at 252-229-7831.