Members and guests of Progressive Chapter American Business Women's Association, met recently at the Pine Bluff National Bank's White Hall branch for its monthly meeting and luncheon.

Members and guests of Progressive Chapter American Business Womenís Association, met recently at the Pine Bluff National Bankís White Hall branch for its monthly meeting and luncheon.

Georgia LaGrave, food chairman, was in charge of decorations. Since the chapter had voted to collect school supplies for Neighbor-to-Neighbor, LaGrave decorated with giant crayon savings banks placed on brightly colored tablecloths. The luncheon featured different salads. The food committee also included Louise LaGrone, Jan Adam and Needra Hansen.

Linda Eifling, chapter president, conducted the business session. LaGrave, Fall Auction chairman, announced that the auction will be held Oct. 26 at the White Hall City Hall. Everyone needs to be collecting items for the auction. The money collected will be put in the chapterís scholarship fund.

Adam, Travel chairman, told about the chapterís recent day trip. In keeping with the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial celebration, Progressive chapter visited the Old State House Museum, which was the state capitol for both Confederate and Unionist governments during the Civil War. They also visited the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History and learned that it is located within the old U.S. Arsenal that in 1861 was almost the flashpoint to start the Civil War. After shopping at Belks and eating at Izzyís Restaurant, the group left Little Rock and traveled to Scott. There they visited the Plantation Agriculture Museum which interprets Arkansasís agriculture history, including the slave-based cotton growing system. Those making this educational trip were Adam, Betsy Foster, Margie Murphy, Eifling, and Nancy Rosen.

Floretta Scott, Community Service chairman, thanked everyone who brought school supplies for Neighbor-to-Neighbor.

Eifling introduced Rickey Doucey who presented the program on Fusion Glass. He told the group how a retirement hobby became a business for him. He explained the procedure he used to make his fused glass pieces. He brought items to sell as well as donating one for a door prize.

Murphy won the Dollar Pot. Door prizes were won by Brenda Doucey, Rosen, and Missy Rosen. Special guests at the meeting were Brenda Doucey, wife of Rickey Doucey, and Missy Rosen, daughter of member Nancy Rosen.