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Joyce Taylor hosts Crystal FCE Club

Joyce Taylor hosts Crystal FCE Club

Posted: Thursday, August 19, 2010 8:01 pm

The Crystal Family and Community Education Club met recently in the home of Joyce Taylor.
Nadine Killion gave the devotion reading — a piece by Chris Myers and Brent High — that was taken from a newspaper article on volunteering. She said it reminded her of the volunteering members do everyday, but especially at this time of the Obion County Fair. She closed with a prayer.
Obion County University of Tennessee Extension agent Benita Giffin gave a program on heat stress and heat stroke. She told about the signs and symptoms, as well as how to protect yourself. Mrs. Giffin distributed the Top Health Newsletter, which had a booklet on freezing foods. She also gave members recipes for summertime coolers and updated the group on Christmas Express. Tickets are ready for sale at the Extension office located on Third Street.
Mrs. Giffin gave an award of five-pound dumbbells to Nita Simpson for recording the most hours on her Move More Calendars.
Treasurer reports were given, followed by the reading of the June and July minutes. Roll was taken with members telling about a favorite fair food. It was note funnel cakes were enjoyed by most.
The number of volunteer hours work, with the number of people reached, were reported. Jane Fisher told about mini conference. Mrs. Killion received a letter inviting the group to participate in the Milan Folk Lore Jamboree. It will be held Oct. 16.
It was reported Ridgemont Spring Heritage Days will be coming to an end unless someone wants to take it over from Randy Pitts, who has retired. The group decided to forego reverse trick-or-treating at the nursing homes this year due to work which will need to be done for Christmas Express. Also discussed and decided were some of the special categories for the 2011 Obion County Fair. They include apron for senior citizens department, decorated cheese box for adult crafts and homemade purse for adult sewing. Members also learned that adult art will have wildlife for its special category.
Mrs. Fisher gave a blessing before lunch. After lunch, the group made hand and body lotion to be used for gifts at Christmas Express. The next meeting will be held at the Obion County Public Library, with Rochelle McClain as hostess. Members will be collecting items to be sent to soldiers serving in the Middle East.
Published in The Messenger 8.19.10

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