Philaco Club members Monica Lemieux and Marcia Johnson, center, present donation to Valentina Webb of the Elder Care Community Council. [ Philaco Woman’s Club | Contributed ]
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Members assemble goodie bags for nursing home residents

The January meeting of the GFWC Philaco Woman’s Club was hosted by arts chairman, Barb Paget and featured an interesting presentation from Devorah Kirschenbaum, owner of Art of Glass on St. George Island. 

As a community project for January, Philaco members donated 120 rolls of paper towels

to the Elder Care Community Council for their distribution to senior citizens in our community. Liz Sisung then presented a Philaco cookbook to Kirschenbaum as a thank you for her presentation.

Members are looking forward to the March 21 meeting hosted by the health and wellness committee. The membership will be assembling 60 small goodie bags for delivery to the residents of the St. James Health and Rehabilitation Center. This project should brighten the day of many of the patients, and let them know they are valued and that people care.

The GFWC Philaco Woman’s Club is actively seeking new members who are committed to making an impact on the lives of others in the Apalachicola, Eastpoint and St. George Island area by providing service through volunteerism. Established in 1895 as a reading club, Philaco’s history proves a strong emphasis of service to our libraries, schools, and community needs. Philaco has given scholarships to graduating seniors for at least 35 years, many of whom have brought their skills back to Franklin County.

If you desire to make a difference in the lives of others and to meet new friends, please join us for our monthly luncheon meeting on the third Thursday of every month at 11:30 a.m. We currently meet at Fellowship Baptist Church, 10 Ellis Van Fleet St., Apalachicola, FL. GFWC Philaco Woman’s Club is a non-profit, 501(c)3 volunteer organization. Contact us at

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