by Theresa Bridges
With good eats and holiday cheer, the Pilots showed their Christmas spirit as they entertained the Winston County Nursing Home occupants recently. After Pilot President, DeLaine Woodruff, read the Christmas Story, some 45-50 residents sang Christmas carols accompanied by Gayle Wekenman on the piano. Decorative cookies and punch, served and prepared by Pilots, Beth Mitchell, Heather Bouchillon, Bettie Glass, and Tara Woodward finished off the fun-filled event. “We felt blessed and welcomed as the residents sang along with the carols,” replied Gloria Joiner, Area Leader of the Community Service Committee which sponsored this event.
This committee as part of the Pilot Club of Louisville stays busy with year-long projects which include entertaining residents of the nursing homes and assisted living facilities on special occasions, supplying meals for the workers of Habitat for Humanity, co- sponsoring the Woman of the Year in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce, and giving financially to Relay for Life, Brain Injury Association, Alzheimer’s Association, T.K. Martin Center in Starkville, TRAC, Christian Friends, and Cornerstone Clinic.
The mission of the Pilot Club is to serve by furthering humanitarian efforts through charitable, educational, and research programs in the community. As Pilot President Delaine Woodruff says of the organization, “Pilot is an organization that is selfless and absolutely dedicated to changing the world with the footprints of service and friendship to others.”