Crystal FCE Club meets

Crystal FCE Club meets

Posted: Monday, May 24, 2010 8:02 pm

The Crystal Family and Community Education Club recently gathered in the meeting room at the Obion County Farm Bureau in Union City.
President Nadine Killion greeted members, as well as Diane Johnson’s mother, Marjorie Maksimchuk, and Lupita Berner, who were visiting.
June Bennett gave the devotional using some writings her daughter had sent her. They included “Letters from God” and a shortened “10 Commandments,” authors unknown. Roll was taken with each member telling of favorite childhood memories. Volunteer hours and the number of people reached were reported. Treasury reports were given and minutes from the last meeting were read and approved.
The members were reminded of the corn shuck doll workshop which was to be held at the Farm Bureau building with Mary Lois Owens as teacher. The “special” county only category for the upcoming dress review, which will be held June 17 at the Farm Bureau, was announced. Mrs. Owens updated members on the Christmas Express, which will be held on Oct. 23 in the Junior Exhibits Building at the Obion County Fairgrounds. Members were asked to cut strips for the “hands-on workshop” at this event.
Jane Fisher will hold a needle tatting workshop on June 24. Those interested will need to call the University of Tennessee Extension Service at 885-3742 to reserve a spot. The cost will be $10 to cover the cost of materials. Anyone interested in submitting something for Creative Writing will need to get it to Mrs. Killion by June 1. Mini Conference will be held at the Jackson office on July 27.
The July outing was discussed. Nita Simpson will gather information for this and present it at the June meeting. Mrs. Killion asked if anyone would be interested or knew of anyone who would be interested in doing a ‘live” demonstration at the Obion County Fair.
A thank-you note was received from the Lions Club for a recent donation made to them. The meeting was adjourned and Extension agent Benita Giffin distributed safe food handbooks titled “Kitchen Companion.” She highlighted information on shopping for food, reading product labels and storing food to food preparation. It is a valuable booklet for any kitchen.
After her program, lunch and visiting were enjoyed, with Mrs. Bennett serving as hostess. The craft for the day was a painted gift bag. Items were collected for the area nursing homes.
Items to bring for next month will help assist the Red Cross. Mrs. Killion will be the hostess and the meeting will be held on June 9 at the Obion County Museum in Union City beginning at 10:30 a.m. All who are interested are welcome to join the club.
Published in The Messenger 5.24.10

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