On Dec. 12, the Philaco Women’s Club installed six new members at their annual Christmas celebration. New to the club are Ann Gesteland, Ann Cowles, Rachel Chesnut, Sarah Madson, Barbara Iman, Mary Jean Heide and Liz Sisung.

The Philaco board prepared a luncheon featuring holiday specialties. Two raffles raised money for the education and conservation committees. A $50 gift certificate to the Waterstreet Hotel was donated by Judi Stokowski who won it back in the drawing to benefit the education committee. A decorated red cedar was raffled to benefit both education and conservation. The prize went to Marilyn Hogan. The meeting was capped off by caroling. - By LOIS SWOBODA