There were more than 36 members and guests at the most recent Philanthropic Educational Organization’s Mad Hatter party. The meeting took place in a private home in Lake Wildwood with lunch served by five of the members’ spouses. A raffle was held to raise funds for the scholarship program. PEO is a philanthropic and educational organization interested in helping women “reach for the stars” by bringing to them increased opportunities for higher education . Two local chapters conduct a number of fundraising activities throughout the year with proceeds going to support Cottey College, a fully accredited two-year liberal arts college for women in Nevada, Mo., and many scholarships and loans for women attending college and/or doing graduate work. If you have questions about the organization or would be interested in knowing about our scholarship programs please contact club president Marti Black at (530) 432-9589.