Crystal FCE Club holds meeting
Posted: Monday, May 27, 2013 8:00 pm
The Messenger 05.27.13
The Crystal Family and Community Education Club held its May meeting recently at the Obion County Museum in Union City.
President Nadine Killion called the meeting to order, with 13 members answering the roll call with an event they look forward to this summer.
Hostess Jane Fisher delivered the devotional, entitled “Wrinkles Don’t Hurt and Blessings Are Many.” She gave some very amusing quotes that help others see the humor in life and deliver a smile to many. She closed with “things my mother taught me.”
Mrs. Killion announced that a snap abag workshop was scheduled at the Obion County Farm Bureau Building. Mrs. Fisher and Anita Simpson led the workshop. Also announced was a reminder that the FCE clubs will be responsible for the Obion County Public Library display during the month of May 2014. The subject of the display will be National Apron Day, the first Monday after Mother’s Day each year. Members are to be asking to borrow and provide unique aprons for this display, as well as submit a story about the apron which might be a memory or some history of why this apron was constructed.
It was noted Nancy Tankersley has been selected to be the Obion FCE county council secretary. Everyone was reminded to be working and collecting items for the Obion County Fair. Entry day for crafts, domestic arts, canning and senior citizen items will be Aug. 3. Culinary items will be entered on Aug.12. Entry day for antiques and horticulture will be Aug. 10.
Benita Giffin announced she would be leading the following classes: Take Charge of Diabetics in May; Living Well on May 21, 29, June 5, 11, 12 and 18 at the Obion County Public Library at 1:30 p.m. and Tai Chi for Arthritis on May 30 and 31 and June 5, 7, 31, 26, 27 and 28 at 10 a.m. and another class on July 8, 12, 15, 17, 18,1 9, 22 and 23 at 10 a.m. Both will be held at the Obion County Public Library and there will be no cost. She also announced she will have Jordan Jones working as an intern this summer.
There will be a meeting held at the Extension office in Trenton on June 20 at 1 p.m. led by the State Committee Council on Women’s Hearing concerning violence and will include a nine-county area.
The program for this month was “Water Conservation Tips.” Mrs. Giffin told club members it takes 1,000 gallons of water per person per day for the American diet alone. “We have a good supply of water at this time, but we need to find ways to conserve for future use,” she said. Nearly 60 percent of a person’s household water goes toward lawn and garden maintenance. When purchasing new appliances, one needs to try to buy those which are energy-efficient and use less water. She said most top loading washing machines use 40 gallons of water, while a front loading machine uses only 20 gallons. Another way to save water is to buy recycled goods.
After the hostess served a delicious sack lunch, the club members and visitors from Mason Hall FCE adjourned to Discovery Park of America for an up-to-date presentation by Polly Brasher. They also drove through the park and were led on a brief tour of some of the old cars and tractors.