The Wilmington Branch will hold its annual Holiday Luncheon on Saturday, December 15, 12 noon at the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort, 1706 N. Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach. Former branch president and poet Hope Cusick will read her narrative poem, “A Christmas Hobo” and one of her short stories with a holiday theme. Member Maggie Parrish will read from “The Golden Compass,” an award-winning children’s book. There will also be a silent auction to benefit LAF. The cost of the luncheon is $18 and the deadline is December 1. Please contact Phyllis Ambler at (910) 686-2433 for details and to make your reservation.