Ararat Club News

Participants in the Ararat Ruritan Club’s first canvas painting class show their completed projects. A second canvas painting night is scheduled for February 11 at 6 p.m. It will be led by Grace Helms.

The Ararat Ruritan Club held its regularly scheduled business meeting on Thursday, January 7 and welcomed two new members, one of which is a returning member from years past.

Profits from 2020 fundraisers was a main topic of discussion as the club determined how to invest the funds back into its community.  It plans to present some of these disbursements at the February meeting.

The annual ad book was delayed for several reasons this fall, mostly pertaining to COVID-19, however it is now out and available for perusing. Local community businesses helped to make this fundraiser a success.

The club held its first canvas painting class recently, with eight participants who had lots of fun with our paint-leader Melanie Roberson. Another canvas painting night is scheduled for February 11 at 6 p.m.  This “LOVE” painting will be led by Grace Helms.

There are more plans for fundraisers for this first quarter.  An online BINGO is slated for the first Friday in February (02/05/2021) and others will be announced as plans and dates are complete.

Be sure to mark these dates down on your calendar….

·       02/05/2021 – 7 p.m., Virtual BINGO

·       02/11/2021 – 6 p.m., LOVE Canvas painting

Pre-registration is needed for both events. More details are available on the Ararat Ruritan Club’s Facebook page, or email

To inquire on rental rates/availability (our building is available for rental for your reunions, showers, birthday parties, or other get-togethers), call Kevin Smith at 276-251-1790, email, or send a message via Facebook.

The club meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. All are cordially invited to visit and help the club in its mission to help meet community needs.

“Coming together is the beginning. Staying together is progress.  Working together is success.”


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