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UMM Fish Fry Coming May 31

The UMM will put on their first fish fry of the year on Friday, May 31 to help kick off the summer! We have bought two new fryers which will allow us to cook the fish faster to keep up with the crowd coming to eat. With the fish, we will be serving baked beans, coleslaw, hushpuppies, dessert and drink. Jay and Mary Tippett perfected the hushpuppy process at their last church and have brought their expertise to Chestnut. The hushpuppies alone are worth buying a ticket for this event! Dinners will cost $10 and may be eaten in the Fellowship Hall or taken home. Ross Phillips and John Shoemaker catch the fish at the bay of Sam Rust and then bring it back to cook in the new fryers. We are looking forward to serving you a scrumptious meal in a timely manner. We thank you for your support.

Tommy Jobe Scholarship to be Awarded to Two Seniors

The UMM grants scholarships to graduating seniors to help them with the expenses of going to college. We have done this in honor of Tommy Jobe for the last five years. Many of us don’t know anything about Tommy Jobe so we would like to share his story to remind us why we have this scholarship.

Dr. Tommy Jobe was an active member of Chestnut Memorial UMC all of his life. A 1950 graduate of Randolph Macon College and a U.S. Navy Korean War veteran, Dr Jobe dedicated his life to the betterment of local youth and community. He was actively involved in numerous sports clubs and served as a board member of the Newport News School Board.

He was also the president of the Peninsula Unit of the Boys Club of America. In 1981, Dr. Jobe received a national award for his continued involvement in and selfless dedication to the local chapter. The local Boys and Girls Clubs present an award each year to their most outstanding member in memory of Dr. Jobe.

This year we have two recipients, Cody Keene and Tressa Meier who are beginning the next step of their life journey by starting college in the fall. Both students have been active in their church and community during their young lives. Cody is a senior at Grafton, who plans on becoming an aerospace engineer after studying at Virginia Tech. He is very happy to be the newest Hokie at Chestnut! Tessa is homeschooled and plans on studying at Thomas Nelson with the plan of working with children as a school counselor or a pediatric therapist. I think the bonus for Chestnut is Tressa may still be gracing our halls as she studies locally! We wish Cody and Tressa the best of luck as they start their journey to change the world.