The Polk County Retired Teachers Association (PCRTA) ended 2023 by participating in two community service projects. Members made 20 greeting card boxes out of Christmas cards in which they placed hard candies and delivered to F.A.I.T.H. Military Support Group to be packed in the care packages for the service members. They also purchased socks and underwear to deliver to SAAFE House in Livingston. PCRTA is open to membership for all retired school personnel. The next meeting is Feb. 1 in the conference room of the Livingston Municipal Library at 707 N. Tyler Ave. in Livingston. Refreshments will be served at 9:30 a.m. with the meeting beginning at 10 a.m. (l-r) Etta Smith, Sharlon Jackson, Mary Hunt, Denise Cribbet, Judy Walker, Rosemary Stacey and Charlotte Hartley. Courtesy photo.