It Was All Art and Ice Cream at Last Night’s Monthly Member Meeting (with a Pumpkin Tossed in for Good Measure!)

By Grace Maselli

Last night’s monthly TBT meeting on August 6 from 7 to 9 PM at Pancake Heaven (aka: IHOP nestled at 408 East Bears Avenue in Tampa) was all images and fun with a showing of abstract acrylic paintings on canvas shared by artist Troy Elder, son of member Gwen. Several of Troy’s beautiful pieces were viewed by guests and the one pictured here is in the hands of TBT member, Dr. Andy LePage. Andy gave a presentation on nearby neighbor,
the VERY active timebank in St. Petersburg. (Check it out here!)

There was even more merriment on the occasion of our wonderful TBT Coordinator Rita Cobbs’ birthday! Member Nancy Kay Wolf ordered up a jumbo-size ice cream sundae to do justice to the day with a Rita-inspired indulgence for our very own birthday girl. Lest you think that was all, think again, Charlie :). Members Robert and Deb McGinnis, who were also at the pancake table, gifted Rita one of their very own Seminole pumpkins from the lush McGinnis pumpkin patch grown from a single seed in their very own backyard garden in Lutz!