On Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, the Woodlawn Community Center opened its doors at 10:30 a.m.to 25 friends and neighbors.

President Cecelia Anderson opened the program, inviting attendees to join in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and singing "God Bless America," accompanied by Anita Weathers on piano.

Janet Ray gave the invocation, remembering our friends and neighbors who were unable to attend.

There followed a short business meeting.

Janet Ray’s great-granddaughters entertained with music. Sierra Goodman, on violin, and her sister Emily, on piano, played several songs.

After group singing, ending with "Amazing Grace," Brother Mike Sipes gave a short prayer. Pastor Ray Smith sang, "What a glorious day that will be," and "There is someone who cares for you." Pastor Ray’s message was about keeping faith in this world we live in and with the trouble we face.

Pastor Ray blessed our potluck food. Everyone enjoyed dinner.

Next Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, the center will host a fun day of bingo.

Everyone is invited to attend Thursday’s Woodlawn Community Center Events at 10070, Arkansas Highway 31 North.

Come early for a cup of coffee, and bring a dish for potluck.

As submitted by Dorothy Dean Williams