Several years ago, Rex Ryan, left, Jeff Garnier, Penny Artz, Emily Pangborn and Naomi Turner pose with some marshmallow ghosts donated from the Monticola Club to the Lassen Senior Services Meals on Wheels. The donation added a spooky treat to the meals delivered to local homebound seniors. File photo.

Monticola Club adds festive touch

The local Monticola Club is helping to spook up some Meals on Wheels deliveries and is preparing for the holiday season.

Recently, Monticola Club member Emily Pangborn created marshmallow ghosts and donated them to the Lassen Senior Services Meals on Wheels program to help add a little festivity to the meals delivered to local seniors who are confined to their homes.

Emily Pangborn, a Monticola Club member, made marshmallow ghost treats for the Lassen Senior Services Meals on Wheels program.

The local club, which is a woman’s organization dedicated to serving and improving the quality of life in the community, often will donate some fruit or treats with notes wishing the local seniors well, according to Monticola Club President Naomi Turner.

Along with the Meals on Wheels donated goodie, the Monticola Club is also preparing for its upcoming Christmas Boutique and Country Store.

Vendors interested in participating in the Nov. 23 event can submit an application. For more information, call Marcee at 251-6830.

According to Turner, the Monticola Club meets every third Thursday of the month September through May at the Monticola Club House on South Lassen Street.

The club, which originated in Susanville in 1912, started as a place for women with the motto, “we have a cause.”

Throughout the years, members have been involved in beautification projects, including planting lilacs around town, trees in front of the high school and rose bushes in memory of lost ones and helping to start the public library. They’ve also helped purchase land and develop Memorial Park, and open their clubhouse, a long project that finished in 1953. More than 180 scholarships have been awarded to local high school and community college students since 1959.

Turner invites any woman to stop by and check out one of the luncheon meetings to see if they would be interested in joining the Monticola Club.

If interested, or for more information, call Turner at 310-3496.