Local ladies' prayer group shows off decorating skills

By COLBY DENTON

Posted 12/24/17

The ladies of a local prayer group recently adorned their December meeting tables with gorgeous decorations, just in time for Christmas. "We started this group with just four ladies because of a …

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Local ladies' prayer group shows off decorating skills

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The ladies of a local prayer group recently adorned their December meeting tables with gorgeous decorations, just in time for Christmas. 

"We started this group with just four ladies because of a friend who had moved away. We didn't want to lose touch, so we decided to set up a group that prayed and fellowshipped at lunch once a month," said group coordinator Ann Tayloe. 

Most of the tables included a Nativity scene, holly, poinsettias and countless other classical Christmas icons that are artfully combined to perfectly convey the beauty of the season. 

"Fay Nease did most of the decorating," said Tayloe. "She's about 81 years old and she used to decorate Westwood Baptist Church, but has recently been the decorator for North Cleveland Church of God."

Tayloe was also praised by Jean Ritenour, a group member. 

"Ann may have 30 or more people in this group, and she makes sure that every one of them gets a birthday present and a card," said Ritenour. 

Tayloe explains that aside from their monthly luncheons, the group also celebrates birthdays, sends get-well cards to members and even attends funerals together. 

"You never know what we'll do next," Tayloe explained. "We go to tea houses, we have events like our 'quilt day' and just love being active and spending time together." 

Tayloe explains that their group is not affiliated with the "Red Hat Society" and are their own, individual group. 

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