Crystal FCE Club meets

Crystal FCE Club meets

Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2012 8:02 pm

The Crystal Family and Community Club met recently at the Obion County Museum.
June Bennett gave the devotional about the American flag. She told the rules and reasons for them during the folding of the flag. One of the rules stated there must be 13 folds, each one representing one of the 13 original colonies.
The 14 members present answered roll call by naming their favorite memory of a fall or Halloween story. The members brought 26 items for Reelfoot Rural Ministries.
Diane Johnson gave the treasurer’s report and reminded the club of the good year the Country Store had at the fair. President Nadine Killion reported she and Obion County University of Tennessee Extension agent Benita Giffin had purchased $100 in canned foods for the Helping Hand pantry.
It was announced the Apron Extravaganza was to be held on Oct. 12. Several members entered aprons. Heritage Days was held in Milan on Oct. 20. Some members attended, presenting the arts of quilting and rug making. It was announced “Lunch and Learn,” sponsored by the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City, will be held on Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. Regional Leadership Day will be held on Jan. 17, 2013, and mini conference will be held in Jackson on Aug. 6, 2013.
Jane Fisher updated the club on state convention, which has been set for Nov. 12-14 in Memphis. She reminded the regional winners of arts and crafts to bring their items to the November meeting. Mrs. Fisher also reported Obion County will be in charge of assisting with the hospitality room. The county needs 35 dozen cookies and loaves of sweet breads. Members were urged to bring their treats to the November  meeting. It was decided the next meeting will be Nov. 7 at the museum since several members will be attending state convention on the regular meeting date.
Mrs. Killion and Mrs. Fisher attended the fair board meeting and reported $68,300 had been awarded in premiums at the 2012 fair. Leadership Obion County has selected the county fair as its yearly project and will be offering help in the way of physical improvements. Mrs. Giffin distributed a list of special categories in the woman’s building. They  include: Adult Hobbies and Crafts — decorated sweatshirt (must be structurally changed), Senior Citizens — crocheted doily, Adult Art — birds and blooms, Adult Photography — story weather, Adult Culinary — plate of six decorated cupcakes (two or three different holidays), Adult Canning — three different tomato products in pint jars in decorative basket or container, Adult Sewing — two holiday placemats with napkins (any holiday).
Mrs. Giffin gave the educational program on the flu. She said for some people flu is a mild illness, while for others it could be deadly. She strongly encouraged older people get flu shots unless their doctors suggested otherwise. Shots will not prevent the flu, but can help make the flu milder if contracted. Flu is contagious. Members were reminded to wash their hands often when around people who are ill or when they have been with large groups. Mrs. Giffin said to make a point of washing hands before eating and touching eyes, nose or mouth. She said to not visit friends if they have flu-like symptoms. A senior-friendly website from the National Institute on Aging and the National Library of Medicine has health information for older adults. It is www.nihseniorhealth.gov.
Ms. Bennett was hostess. She prepared a delicious snack. The craft project was constructing a paper star.

Published in The Messenger 10.25.12

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