By Carla Bass – City Editor
On February 7, 2018 the Jessie Allen Wise Garden Club hosted the Junior class young ladies at the Excelsior House Hotel Ballroom, for the annual Best Foot Forward event. They have begun to host this each year to prepare the students for their debut in the “real world” to teach them how to go out and prepare for entering the world of further their education or stepping out directly into the workforce and how to conduct themselves for each.
They then began a series of mock interviews for scholarship or job applications with the roles being played by Garden Club Members. Interviewees were played by Mrs. Elizabeth Puckett as “Eclectic Elizabeth” and Mrs. Anna Bode as “Appropriate Anna”. The demonstration interviewer was Mrs. Karen Gleason.
The girls then attend a revolving Trio of Workshops of 15 minutes each which were conducted
in the Museum Room, Ballroom and on Sun Porch. Various groups covered appropriate handling of situations with Electronic Communication Etiquette by Mrs. Tami Whitington;
Courtesy at Home, School, and Community with Mrs. Margaret Jones; and Table Settings and Conversation with Mrs. Sharon Stewart.
There were photo opportunities in the hotel courtyard followed by light refreshments. The awarding of certificates and favors followed while Garden Club President, Mrs. Becky DeWare, presented a challenge to the young ladies adhere to the recommendations and to set goals and strive toward the successful completion of those goals.
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