The Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association will hold its luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Building, 211 W. Third Ave.

Reservations will need to be made for the luncheon. The cost of the meal is $6, according to a news release.

Also, members aare asked to bring non-perishable items or canned goods to be donated to Neighbor to Neighbor.

The special guests for the meeting will be Mary Alice Hughes and Lisa Bamburg, endorsed Arkansas Retired Teachers Association (ARTA) insurance specialists, according to the release.

Sandra Boone, a member of the Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association, was recognized for her committed service to ARTA, the local unit and community at the State ARTA Conference held in Benton on Oct. 9. She has been active in other education associations and boards and is currently a mentor in a support group for cancer patients, according to the release.

Princella Gardner is the president of the local retired teachers association.