Antiques Study Club meets for Christmas luncheon

The Warren Antiques Study Club celebrated its Christmas luncheon on Monday, Dec. 11, at the Conewango Club in Warren.

Members gathered in the Oak Room for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Dave Winans, guest speaker, gave a presentation on the magnificent mural that odorns that room.

“The four-foot-by-third-two-foot mural painted by Warren-native and artist Elton Davis was commissioned in 1952 by Harold C. Putnam, a river historian and descendant of river men, on the 100th anniversary of the unusual arrival of two steamboats in one day at the Warren landing on April 2, 1852,” it was written.

After a short meeting, the ladies of the Club enjoyed a holiday lunch in the banquet room. Liz Horsley and committee members made festive centerpieces.

Each member decorated a table with unique lanterns, adorned with candles and fresh evergreens.

Poet laureate Patricia Slattery read, “Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus,” written by Francis Church.

This year marks the 120th anniversary of the most famous editorial ever published in America — not a poem, a reading.

The next meeting of the Antiques Study Club will be held Jan. 22, 2018, at Warren’s Woman’s Club.

The topic will be “Wish You Were Here,” presented by guest speaker Gordon Mathis.