Thursday’s meeting of the Carmi Rotary consisted of two very different sections. First up, Tom Logan spoke to the club about some of the events happening at Corn Day that are not as widely advertised as the well-known features.
At the First United Methodist Church in downtown Carmi, there will be biscuits, sausage and gravy served from 7:30am until 10:00. Later that day, the church’s women’s group will be serving pie for anyone craving a sweet treat while they’re walking around Corn Day.
The Carmi Senior Center will be serving ham and beans for lunch on Saturday, and the Ratcliff Inn will be open from 11:00am until 1:00 with their popular corn tasting event.
When Tom finished his presentation, Pastor Randy Douglass of the First United Methodist church showed a brief slide presentation on the devastation in Haiti from hurricane Mathew.
Pastor Douglass explained that he is friends with a couple in Haiti, Jose and Jody Castillo. The Castillo’s run an orphanage on a peninsula of Haiti known as Mole Saint Nicholas. The eye of hurricane Mathew actually went directly over that spot.
The photos showed homes completely swept away, trees uprooted, and sand from the beaches far inland. Randy went on to explain that because of the mountains in Haiti, the low lying areas receive a double hit. First the hurricane hit, and then, because of the enormous amount of rain that fell, a second disaster happens when the water flows downhill onto the already crippled area.
In club business, the members were reminded that the fall trivia contest will be held on Saturday, November 5th at the American Legion on Oak Street. (More info to come shortly on this event).
A tentative date of Saturday, November 19th was chosen for the chili supper. That date will be confirmed by next week.
Kelly Pyle was named the day’s phantom, and Sherri Logan won the large cash jackpot that had been building for several weeks.
The Carmi Rotary club meets every Thursday at noon at the First United Methodist Church in Carmi. Anyone wishing to learn more about this worldwide civic club is more than welcome to attend a meeting or speak with any Carmi Rotarian.