Playground dedication held

Thursday, May 9, 2002

A special playground dedication service was held on Sunday, May 5, at

the Monette Church of Christ following the Tuesday School graduation


The Tuesday School program began at 2 p.m., in the church sanctuary.

School director, Brenda Brandon, served as master of ceremonies, assisted by

staff members Sue Parr, Georgia Thomas, Juanice Coburn, and Freda Metheny.

Church pastor, Larry Woodward, opened the program with a poem by D.

Morgan, which stated, "Let us guide our children with wisdom. Let us listen

to their problems and help them find solutions. Let us give them

unconditional love--no matter what. And when they are grow, let us find the

courage to let go."

Tuesday School graduates for the 2001-2002 year included: Leigh Childs,

Lacey Cloud, Emily Harrell, Hannah Poe, Karoline Thombs, and Griffin Varner.

These six students will be attending Kindergarten this fall. Other Tuesday

School students included: Maddigan Carroll, Hannah Harrell, Jamison Key,

Connor Miller, Evan Sanders, Cory Turner, Ashley Field, Will Jackson, Lucas

Lawrence, McCrae Miller, Kenzie Walker, and Blaire Wildy.

The children sang five songs during the program, which included: "The

Butterfly song," "Fuzzy Wuzzy Caterpillar," "The Lord's Army," and "Jesus

Loves Me."

Tuesday School is sponsored by the church and is free to the students

who attend, ranging in ages 2 1/2 through 5. School runs September through

May, from 9-11 a.m.

A tribute to Mrs. Nellie Dudley was presented by Joyce Read, which

stated, "The supporters and contributors of the Tuesday School Program and

the Monette Church of Christ wish to dedicate our new playground to Mrs.

Nellie. She was an inspiration to all who were fortunate to know her. She

was a great supporter of our school program. The children knew her by her

big smile and hugs she gave to each one. She is sorely missed by all."

Following the program in the sanctuary, a special ribbon cutting was

held at the playground, on the north side of the building. Director Brenda

Brandon, introduced the family, which included: Susan Dudley Baugh and her

daughter Rebekah, of Jonesboro; Bill Dudley and his wife Amani, of

Nashville, TN; and Kathy Dudley Sparks, of Little Rock.

Following the ribbon cutting guest were invited to attend a reception

held in the church fellowship hall. A commemorative cake was provided by

Carlotta Ashley.

Program assistants for the celebration included Harvey Brandon, Byron

Sparkman, and Kara, Lewis and Ashton Davis.

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