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Mason Hall FCE meets

Mason Hall FCE meets

Posted: Friday, May 14, 2010 8:02 pm

The Mason Hall Family and Community Education Club met recently with 14 women and five men members present. Obion County University of Tennessee Extension agent Benita Giffin was also in attendance.
Jeanette Proctor and Mary Davis served as hostesses. The meeting area was beautifully decorated for the upcoming Mother’s Day observance.
President Frances Allen welcomed everyone and read the Thought for the Day: “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.”
Betty Luton’s devotional was from Proverbs 15:15 and her theme was Mother’s Day with a reading “Brighten Our Day.” “It’s been a good day. Look back on this day with its ups and downs. It’s been a good life, and we thank you Lord for giving us good days and a good life,” she said. She also read “ABC’s,” which contained a long list of a mother’s duties. Loved ones were remembered in prayer as well as those who suffered loss due to the excessive rainfall recently.
Roll call was answered with members telling the best time they had as a child.
The minutes were read and approved and the treasurer’s report was given.
Thank-you notes were read. It was noted one social service was held last month for the family of Evelyn Green.
Shut-ins were remembered and plans to visit those in the nursing home were made.
Mrs. Giffin distributed the booklet “Kitchen Companion Your Safe Food Handbook.” In her program, she pointed out the chart in the book telling of major pathogens that cause foodborne illness and a cold storage chart listing familiar foods. It also includes a safe minimum internal temperature chart, an egg storage chart, specific preparation and cooking methods and information on food safety and how to safely transport foods.
Charlotte Pierce reported on cultural arts day, where 100 items were entered. The club was well represented and received eight ribbons for first place, nine ribbons in second place and four ribbons for third place. First and second place winners will have have their items submitted for competition at mini conference.
Mary Davis reported on Ridgemont Spring Heritage Days. Friday was a busy day with 3,500 attending. Saturday was a bad day because of the rain and there were less than 100 attending. Thanks was expressed to all those who went and quilted and those who worked at the bake sale.
Obion County Fair entry date for crafts will be Aug. 7. Members were reminded to make items for the Country Store.
Continuing with the Mother’s Day theme, Vernelle Sturdivant read “Grandma’s Washday.”
Published in The Messenger 5.14.10

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