January 01, 1966 | Our Member's Stories by Ruth Dudt by Craig Stock
After moving to this area from Pittsburgh, my husband Bill and I joined Wayne Presbyterian in 1966. Several years later, I became involved with the Choir Mothers Guild. Anyone having a son or daughter in a children or youth choir was considered a member of the Guild. In addition to helping with their programs, we held many fundraisers so we were able to satisfy music director David Spicer's desire for a harpsichord and a set of bells which are still used by our handbell choirs today. The Presbyterian Women, now known as WinGS, held a Christmas Marketplace every November and a 2nd Time Around Sale every Spring. They were a lot of work but we enjoyed it as a means of connecting with each other. Money raised was used to help many organizations. I've been involved with Needlecrafters for 25 years. Our many projects have included making curtains for all Nursery/Sunday School rooms, articles for nursing homes and an Indian reservation, repairing choir robes, anything requested by church staff and other groups. Being a member of Wayne Presbyterian Church has been a most gratifying experience for me and I'm looking forward to a return to "normal.".
Ruth G. Dudt
914 Jefferson Way West Chester, PA 19380