Pilots have Valentine Social for Henry Clay

The Pilots gave Valentine cards to the residents with a number on the back that corresponded with a number on a Valentine's treat. Sharon Salmon calls out the number on gift to match the one on a Valentine card.
Staff Writer

As one of the community projects sponsored by the Pilot Club of West Point, the Pilots treated the residents of the Henry Clay to a Valentine Social.

The Pilots brought finger foods and desserts for the residents, presented them with Valentine cards, and gave them each a gift matching the number on the back of each card. Residents enjoyed visiting with the Pilot Club members.

"We always enjoy visiting with the residents at the Henry Clay," said Amy Waide, president of the Pilot Club, said. "We made a donation earlier to Dee Mathis, of household supplies for the residents, to help those on a budget."

Waide thanked the members for bringing so much food to the social to help make it a success.

"Every member is here tonight," Waide said. "After so much sickness and the loss of family members lately, it's nice to have everyone in attendance."

Waide told the club members the District Meeting would be April 13 - 14 in Tupelo at the Hilton. She asked that several members attend to represent the West Point Club.

"The Pilot International Convention is July 27 - Aug. 1," Waide said. "We will be going to Nashville, Tennessee for the event. Once again we would like to have as many members as is possible to attend. If you know you are going, register as soon as possible. Early registrations saves you a little money."

Jeannie Johnson reminded members to continue selling raffle tickets for the gun raffle until Wednesday, Feb. 28.

The gun being raffled is a Winchester semi-automatic shotgun with a 25" barrel, in Mossy Oak Bottom Land Camo. It shoots 3.5 shells.

"The tickets are $5 each, or 5 for $20," Johnson said. "Any member of the Pilot Club has tickets and will be glad to sell them. The person who wins must be at least 18 years old."

Johnson said this is a very nice gun that retails for more than $900. She said it is a great turkey gun with Spring Turkey Season opening Mar. 15 - May 1.

"The drawing will be held at 10 a.m. March 1, at Gary's Pawn and Gun in West Point," Johnson said. "Just in time for Turkey Season. This is a great gun for a man or a woman, or would make a very nice gift. Ticket sales are going very well, but we don't want anyone to be left out who would like to buy tickets. "

Johnson said all raffle tickets and money need to be turned in by time for the drawing. Tickets can be purchased from any member of the Pilot Club of West Point.

"Next month our meeting will be March 6," Michelle Estes said. "We changed the meeting in March due to Spring Break. A lot of us work for the West Point Consolidated School District, or have children or grandchildren who are out of school that week and we tend to plan vacation time. We agreed a couple of years ago it was better to change the date."

Cathy McKinney said the Pilots would be accepting canned and non - perishable food items for the Project Homestead Food Pantry through the end of March.