On October 11th, as they entered the backyard picket fence gate, San Saba Pierian Club members were graciously greeted by the meeting’s hostess, Jane Randolph, and welcomed to the home of her sister, Jean Renfro, in beautiful Fredericksburg, Texas. The lovely backyard was adorned with fall colors in flowering beds, containers of plants, and elegant tables that were dressed for the fall brunch occasion with crystal, china, pottery, and silver appointments. Twenty-seven members enjoyed strolling through the beautifully decorated historic house built in 1901 and the surrounding manicured grounds where quaint guest quarters had been added through the years. The hostesses served a delicious feast of hot spiced fruit salad, sausage and wild rice casserole, peach French toast, pumpkin pecan muffins, tomato and bacon biscuits, and apple tart with raspberries along with orange juice and coffee.Following a time of food and fellowship, and the offering of thanks given by Sharon Clawson, club president, Anita Miles, called the business meeting to order. She then gave a humorous list of “Ten Reasons Senior Citizens Do Not Go Trick-or-Treating” that was enjoyed by, and truly understood by all! Barbara Gilger led the group in the club collect and then Debbie Shahan, in the absence of club secretary Sandy Smith, read the minutes of the previous meeting. The minutes were approved and it was reported that the balance in the treasury remained the same as last month. Clione Rochat then presented a gift to past president, Kathleen Hawkins, for her outstanding service to the club in the past years, and announced that a donation to the SS County Museum had been made in her honor.Committee reports included the reminder by Patty Shaw of the vendor booth duties of members at the upcoming Pecan Jam event on October 20th, and the help and support needed at the Keep San Saba Beautiful Clean-up Day on Saturday, October 27th. Members were also invited to attend the AnnaGails’ Antiques & Holiday Show at the Civic Center the 1st weekend in November to support the many vendors that will be visiting our town, and to enjoy the meal provided there with the proceeds going to Keep San Saba Beautiful efforts.To end the meeting, Anita Miles gave an inspiring thought on “How a Christian is Like a Pumpkin” and encouraged our club to sincerely “Keep the Light Shining”! The meeting was then adjourned and the San Saba folks headed out to enjoy the scenery on their drive back home!