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Club News 8-12-08

Monday, August 11, 2008

BEST OF THYMES HERB CLUB

Twenty-two members of the Best of Thymes Herb Club met July 31 at the Harmony home of Rozanne Aker.

The hostess gave the table grace before the ladies filled their plates of many varieties of food brought by the members.

Following the meal, President Peggy Potts announced several of the club women won many ribbons at the recent Clay County Fair.

Some of the award winners were: Jean Alsip, Pat Deakins, Carolyn Petty, Claralou Thompson, Pat Wilkinson, Sipriana Bussing, Karen Staub and Jean Rowings.

The Herb of the Month was Lavender. Rose Marie Weber gave each member a booklet, "Growing and Using Lavender". She said lavender is the best known of the fragrant herbs and the Romans and North Africans used lavender to scent the water in public baths.

It was used as a disinfectant and in Elizabethan times lavender was spread on floors to make rooms smell better. Lavender is also known to relieve tension and has a calming affect. She had made lavender lemonade and lavender pound cake for the meal. Beverly Webster passed out a small dried lavender bouquet to each woman.

Rozanne gave an informative visual program on her trip to the Holy Land . The tour started on the Mediterranean Sea and finished at the Dead Sea . She passed around a small vial of water from the Dead Sea . Several women dipped their finger into the vial to feel the salt water. Some of the members tasted the water, via their finger, and found the salt to be much more than our table salt. Rozanne gave each one a bookmark featuring printed flowers from the Holy Land .

Door prizes were won by Rose Marie, Carolyn Trout and Peggy.

Others attending were: Nancy Cox, Sue Thompson, Carol Swearingen, Beth Meuser, Laura Kennedy, Lois Lawson, Charlene Miller, Ruth Timm and Rita Rose.

The next meeting will be 6 p.m. Sept. 25, at the home of Charlene Miller. Bay is the Herb of the Month.



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