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OC FCE members bring home awards

OC FCE members bring home awards

Posted: Friday, August 5, 2011 11:35 am

OC FCE members bring home awards | Obion County FCE

“Reach New Heights with Team FCE” was the theme for the annual Western Region meeting of the Tennessee Association for Family and Community Education Clubs held recently at the Region Agricultural Extension Office in Jackson.
Ten FCE members from Obion County attended.
The day began with the annual business meeting, followed by a program by Carol Reese, UT ornamental horticulture specialist. Her very informative presentation was “Plants That Tell a Story.”
Following lunch, the region fashion revue was held. Winners from Obion County and the categories were:  Mary Lois Owens, third place in suit, dressy ensemble or better dress; Susan Holzner, second place, and Frances Parmenter, third place, in jacket, blazer or coat; Mrs. Owens, first place in casual and active wear; Nadine Killion, first place, and Mrs. Holzner, third place, in children’s active and better wear (younger than 12 years of age); Mrs. Holzner, third place in recycled garment; Mrs. Owens, first place in my best fashion purchase — casual wear; and Rochelle McClain, first place in my best fashion purchase — better wear. First- and second-place winners will compete at the TAFCE State Conference in Pigeon Forge in November.
The region competition of cultural arts was held with the following as winners: Beadwork — Mrs. Killion, second place; pottery — Nita Simpson, second place; dolls, Mrs. Holzner, first place, and Mrs. Simpson, second place; crochet — Mrs. Holzner, first place; tatting — Mrs. Holzner, second place; holiday decoration — Joyce Taylor, second place; any other cross-stitch — Mrs. Parmenter, second place; hand embroidery — Frances Allen, second place; photography/color — Jane Fisher, second place; quilts/machined pieced and hand-quilted — Charlotte Pierce, second place; specialty quilts/appliqué — Mary Louise Davis, first place, and Mrs. Allen, second place; baby quilts and lap quilts — Mrs. Davis, second place; other quilted items/wall hangings  — Jeanette Proctor, first place; other quilted items/any other — Mrs. Davis, second place; stained glass — Mrs. Taylor, first place and Mrs. Simpson, second place; and weaving/loom — Mrs. Parmenter, second place. First- and second-place winners will be eligible to compete in the cultural arts contest at the TAFCE State Conference in November.
Winners in the creative writing contest were announced, with Sarah Allen of Mason Hall FCE club winning second in essay. She will be competing in the state creative writing contest in November.

Published in The Messenger 8.4.11

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