The Englewood Garden Club Program for September was on Chalk Art. The program was presented by Reverend David West. He drew, freehand, a beautiful picture of a violin, the violin case and a clear vase with a single flower.
There was a story that went along with the drawing. According to Reverend West, a violin was for sale at an auction. However, it received no bids. Eventually, an elderly gentleman came from the back of the room, picked up the violin, and began to play. After he had finished the piece, bides came in from all directions. Reverend West thought that this change came about, because the hands of the Master had touched the violin.
Although Reverend West was serious at times, it turns out that he was not only a gifted artist, but somewhat of a comedian. He kept the group laughing throughout the program, with funny stories and remarks. He believed that Christians could have fun, and that everyday should be celebrated as a gift from God.
The picture drawn during the meeting was donated to Peggy Weatherford, the club member who invited Reverend West to present the program.