A few years ago a small contingency of women from St. John’s decided to form a summer reading group. Over the years that group has grown from the original 4 or 5 bibliophiles into more than 20 ladies who simply enjoy each other’s friendship and camaraderie. The book group presses on under Nancy Tanner’s legacy, but throughout the year the friends gather at one another’s homes or at the Cathedral, and they do creative projects for others. One such project was making and delivering blankets to residents at Homewood Assisted Living. Most recently, the gang gathered at the home of Leslee Fisher, to once again bake and decorate about 500 Christmas cookies for various groups. This year the beneficiaries were the Green Magnet after school program, the Pond Gap Elementary School reading program, and for the many caregivers of one of their friends who is ill. According to Ronda Reitz, this is a group of women who just like to hang out with one another; they have a ton of energy and a lot of know-how and look for ways to do good while living out their friendship. They are always open to new friends, too. Photo (this time): Barbara Burrows, Leslee Fisher, Helen Keyes, Heather Stagg, Melissa Gill, Ronda Reitz, Linda Morris, Avery Maples.