Crawfordsville News: Family visits


A former WACO High School exchange student visited Tony McElhinney and Penny Penfield from Kyrgyzstan last month.

Begimai Aibekova came Tuesday, June 19 for an extended visit. She is from Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia and arrived after a five-hour flight from Kyrgyzstan to Istanbul and an 11 and a half hour flight from Istanbul to Chicago. She attended WACO High School during the 2013 to 2014 school year.

Aibekova graduated with the class of 2014. She already graduated in her homeland and is now in architectural college with one year left to obtain her degree. She will return home on July 29.

Aibekova would love to hear from any classmates or anyone else who remembers her while she?s here. Tony and Penny said it was a real pleasure to have her as their exchange daughter and they are so happy to have her visit.

The Wednesday Study Club met at the Crawfordsville American Legion Hall on Wednesday, June 20. Eleven members were present to share in the theme ?Your Favorite Day? or ?What Makes You Happy??

Program leader Linda Wiltfang began the program referring to the book, ?The Artist?s Way, A Spiritual Way to Higher Creativity? by Julie Cameron, then began the group share of favorite days.

President Pauline Richardson led the business meeting with the members? recitation of the Flag Salute and the Club Collect. Several book briefs were shared. Attention was brought to the ?little lending library? in front of WACO Elementary School. The minutes and treasurer?s report was given. The 2018-19 program books will be distributed at the next meeting in September. Date, time and place are to be announced.

The hostesses Ruth Erwin, Pauline Richardson and Marilyn Rees served refreshing sundaes with homemade chocolate sauce.

Wayne and Debbie Lowe returned Monday following a visit to their daughter?s house and family, Lance and Karen Brisky in Eagan, Minn. They went for the high school graduation reception of their grandson, Adrian Brisky. Adrian graduated May 31 from the school of Environmental Studies in Eagan. Renee Lowe of Cheyenne, Wyo. was also among the guests.

In regards to Crawfordsville alumni, the committee is looking for the Crawfordsville yearbook, the ?Crawfordsville Caller? for the years, 1944,? 45 and ?46. Anyone that has these and would like to donate them please get in touch with Phyllis Eisele.