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It’s summer break time for the MAAG

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Submitted photo: MAAG Members give a standing ovation to the Epworth Class and special members of the church after their performance of the musical comedy “Saints Alive.” Submitted photo: MAAG Members give a standing ovation to the Epworth Class and special members of the church after their performance of the musical comedy “Saints Alive.”

Submitted by Darleene Denbow

The Methodist Active Adult Group, better known as MAAG, closed their 2010-11 year in May. They spent the year celebrating 20 years of lots of good food, many fun activities, really great fellowship and the joy of reaching out to others. During these very active years some of the activities included on one occasion a wonderful art show featuring local artist’s great works. The art was available for purchase which helped the artists and the MAAG receive a percentage of the profits helping them and their cause.

On another occasion, the MAAG worked with the youth of First United Methodist Church in presenting a dinner theater as a fundraiser for the church. The youth prepared and served the dinner. The MAAG, with members of the Epworth Class and other special members of the church,  gave a performance of the musical comedy “Saints Alive” to a standing ovation. The musical was under the leadership of Annie Lee Davis and Suzi Agar.

These are just two of the highlights of these 20 exciting years. On a smaller scale there were many special guests and special programs enjoyed by this group. Of course there was always food to be enjoyed and fellowship that will always be remembered. 

Some of the programs were educational, some were musical and some were just for fun. Many trips have been enjoyed over these 20 years. Most were day trips that introduced everyone to historical sights, some took them to theatrical performances and some trips were just a wonderful opportunity to see the beauty of this world.

Now as the MAAG enter their 21st year of activities they are planning a move. These last 20 years, the MAAG have met at the First United Methodist Church of Ennis. They will take a summer break and start their new year of 2011-12 in the fall at the Bardwell United Methodist Church with plans for another exciting 20 years of fellowship and helping others.


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