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Mrs. Killion hosts Crystal FCE Club

Mrs. Killion hosts Crystal FCE Club

Posted: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 8:01 pm

Crystal Family and Community Education Club members met recently at the Obion County Museum on Edwards Street in Union City.
President Nadine Killion opened the meeting and gave the devotional using “Silent Sermon,” something she had found online. The author is unknown. She then gave a reading of the 23rd Psalm that included the meaning for each line. She closed with prayer.
Attendance was taken, with the members telling something they would like to do that they have never done.
Lupita Berner was accepted as a new member. The number of volunteer hours and the number of people reached during that service were reported. The minutes of the May meeting were read and approved. Treasury reports were given and a thank-you note from the Lions Club was shared.
It was noted that Peggy Knight would like to do a live demonstration at the Obion County Fair. She makes jewelry. Members who participated in Ridgemont Spring Heritage Days received letters written by students of that school thanking them for what they do.
It was noted during the Dress Review (which was held June 17) a representative of Whitby’s Flowers was to give a demonstration on simple flower arranging. A needle tatting workshop will be held Thursday at the Obion County Farm Bureau at 9 a.m. Jane Fisher will teach the class.
Mary Lois Owens reported on the progress of Christmas Express, which is to be held on Oct. 23 in the Junior Building at the Obion County Fairgrounds. Work days for the upcoming fair were discussed. The club will sponsor Lilly Holzner in the fair this year.
Nita Simpson was in charge of ideas for the club outing in July and it was agreed to visit the Obion County Museum after having lunch at the Opera House in Martin. A list of items to aid Northwest Tennessee Safeline will be added to the next yearbook.
After the meeting, Obion County University of Tennessee Extension agent Benita Giffin told of news in her office. She has an intern for the summer and her name is Anna Cox.
Mrs. Giffin reminded everyone of a Stampin’ Up workshop, which was to be held Tuesday at the Obion County Farm Bureau building, and Summer Celebration, which will be July 8 at the Jackson Extension office. Her program was on food safety, with the focus on how food is affected by prolonged power outages. She discussed how to determine if food has been compromised by electricity being out for a few days or if water has entered a food source. She also told how to safely remove odors from refrigerators and freezers.
Before lunch, Mrs. Fisher offered a blessing. Lunch was picnic foods provided by Mrs. Killion, who served as hostess.
Club members worked on cutting wrapping paper into strips to be used at Christmas Express. Nonperishable items were donated for the Red Cross.
Next month will be the club’s outing. Anyone who would like to join the group may call the Extension Office for information.
“We would love to have you join us,” a spokesman said.
Published in The Messenger 6.23.10

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