Crystal FCE Club holds June meeting

Crystal FCE Club holds June meeting

Crystal Family and Community Education Club president Nadine Killion opened the recent meeting, greeting the members present. Diane Johnson’s mother Marjorie Maksimchuk, was visiting her from Michigan and joined the club as a guest. Also present was University of Tennessee Extension agent Benita Giffin. Francis Parmenter gave the devotional reading, a humorous story titled “Life Begins At 80”, author unknown. She closed with the group reciting the Lord’s Prayer together. Mrs. Killion read the thought for the day and members answered roll call by naming their favorite ice cream. Volunteer hours were taken and the minutes from the last meeting were read and approved. Mrs. Johnson gave the treasurer’s reports and the club voted to send money to different groups to help them with their endeavors. Mrs. Killion shared a thank you note from Ridgemont School for the club’s help with Heritage Days. Members were reminded of the dates for the upcoming Obion County Fair — Aug. 11-16. The next Obion County Council meeting will be held July 7 at 1 p.m. at the Obion County Museum. The club’s next meeting will be held at Sassafraz Restaurant at 10 a.m. Members will carpool from there to tour Formac Stables before returning for lunch and a brief meeting. Members were reminded of the dress review which was held on Thursday at the Obion County Farm Bureau office. Mary Lois Owens was to give a demonstration on sewing techniques. Mrs. Giffin handed out a survey for future state conventions asking things such as where would members like the convention to be held and what speakers might they like to hear? Mini Conference will be held July 29 at Paris Landing State Park. The theme is “Soaring Even Higher.” Mrs. Griffin demonstrated how to make smoothies and all attending sampled the product. There were 26 items collected for the Red Cross, plus a donation. Mrs. Killion offered a blessing before lunch and Mrs. Parmenter served as hostess. During lunch, Mrs. Johnson conducted a game. After lunch, Nita Simpson had several projects for members to do. All had a patriotic theme. Published in The Messenger 6.18.08

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