Jackson Township Better Homes Club
Jackson Township Better Homes Extension Club entertained the Van Buren Home Makers.
Ann Stigler, chair, Lauralee Hawkins, and Ruth Haas were in charge of the festivites. Lauralee welcomed the group and grace was said before a delicious soup, salad, and dessert buffet was enjoyed.
Ruth led the Pledge of Allegiance and Homemakers Creed. For her devotional, Shirley Koehler read "My Cup Runneth Over And So Does My Toilet" from The Front Porch Tales and "Candle Dipping."
Ann introduced the speaker, Pam Schlatter, who described how to look your best through skin care. She handed out two prizes to Julie Pell and Virginia Phillips. All sung the closing prayer. Door prizes were won by Myrna Shrader, Winifred Allen, and Betty Howard.
Eight members of Van Buren, 13 members of Jackson and two county officers, Lucy Strauch, publicity chairman, and Julie Pell, advisor, were present for the festivities. A short business meeting was held after the guests left. Coins for Friendship will be collected at the next meeting, which will be Nov. 8, 7 p.m., at the home of Marilyn Bott.
The Best of Thymes Herb Club
The Best of Thymes Herb Club met for "Soup Night" Oct. 25 at the Clay County Genealogical Society Library in Center Point. Hostess Pat Wilkinson decorated the tables in a Halloween theme. Charlene Miller gave the table grace.
Soups were provided by Rozie Aker, Corn Chowder; Pat Krider, Chicken and Wild Rice; and Rose Marie Weber, Broccoli Cheese. Other ladies brought cheeses, fruits, crackers, desserts and side dishes. President Peggy Potts provided the drinks.
After the meal, Peggy made several announcements and other members told of upcoming school and church fund-raising events.
Pat Deakins passed around a luffa gourd, she received from a friend, and said the vegetable sponge gourd grows on a vine and reaches about 12-18 inches in length. The outside is removed and the sponge-like inside is then dried and used for a luffa.
The hostess handed out an information sheet on the origins and customs of Halloween; and Halloween riddles and jokes for the women to answer.
Door prizes were won by Lois Lawson and Pat Wilkinson. Pat also received a hostess gift.
The next meeting, "Sub and Craft Night," will be Nov. 15 at the home of Jean Alsip.
Others attending were: Sue Thompson, Roxanna Cunningham, Carolyn Petty, Nancy Cox, Laura Kennedy, Karen Staub, Sipriana Bussing, Jean Rowings, Beverly Webster, Carol Swearingen and Jean Hull.
Tri County Club
The Tri County Club met at the home of Jean Rowings at 7 p.m. on Oct. 16 with Marie Adamson as co-hostess. Laura Kennedy ask the Blessing before the meal was served. The meeting was resumed by Clara Lou Thompson leading the Pledge to Allegiance and Homemakers Creed.
"Down by the Old Mill Stream", "Happy Birthday" to Jeanne Steurwald and "Happy 57th Anniversary" to Ruth Timm was sung by everyone. Clara Lou Thomson read Helen Steiner Rice's "It's a Wonderful World" poem for devotions. Roll-call was taken and Secretary-Treasurer Ellen Thomas read the report. Winifred Allen reported on ways to eliminate household allergies for heal report.
Indiana State Road 40 and small towns, Harmony, Manhattan, Putnamville helping it become an important highway since early 1800's was citizenship lesson given by Jeanne Steurwald. New business included: keep a monthly record of club points earned, Agreed to support 4-H Awards Achievements and donate on Nov. 16th at Fairgrounds, Collected food for the Food Pantry, Lesson "An Hour for Power " has been re-scheduled for 5 p.m. on Oct. 30.
Old Business included: Collecting stuffed dogs, final plans for workshop "Hats of to Homemakers" at Fair-ground Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. and reminder of Jar Auction at the Nov. meeting. Clara Lou Thompson gave lesson "Transparent Take". She told and passed out booklets on its many uses. Lucky winners were Julie Pell, Thelma Thomas and Clara Lou Thompson. The meeting closes by singing the Club Prayer.