Jackson Township Better Homes Extension Club
The Jackson Township Better Homes Extension Club held their Christmas party Dec. 5, at the home of Bobbi Cayton. The committee that handled the festivities was Marilyn Bott, Bobbi Cayton and Carmen Jackson.
Carmen gave the blessing before a delicious luncheon buffet was served.
Bobbi led the Pledge of Allegiance and the Homemakers Creed.
President Lauralee Hawkins led a short business meeting. She thanked the committee for the meal and party preparation. Upcoming lessons were reminded.
The Home Show Bake Sale is Feb. 20-22. Our Christmas collection goes to the county Food Nutrition Program (FNP).
Carmen read "Heart to Heart" for devotions. Everyone recalled Christmas traditions.
Marilyn gave two contests, which were won by Shirley Koehlere and Norma Diel. She also read from The Quilt of Life Book and led in singing several Christmas songs.
Carmen read "The Christmas Towel" and " The meaning of the Candy Cane" and the presented a towel and candy cane to each member.
Poinsettias were presented to Lauralee Hawkings, president, and Glenna Ogborn, secretary/treasurer.
"Silent Night" and "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" were sung to end the program.
Others present were Mary Alice Foulke, Ruth Haas, Mary Kent, Barbara Powell, Rose Mary Price, Ann Stigler and Cheryl Thompson.
The next meeting will be Jan. 22, 1 p.m., at the home of Ruth Haas.
Tri County Community Club
The Tri County Community Club met on Nov. 19, at the Zion Church in Poland. With Alma Halton as hostess, her mother Anna Lucas was her helper. She is always a joy to be around.
A delicious meal was served with Wilma Halsapple giving the blessing.
The afternoon business meeting was opened by our president, Rhonda Tincher, with our club repeating our creed and Pledge of Allegiance.
Surprise package was won by Tincher and the door prize was won by Roberta Nees. Devotions was read by Tincher (aging stuff). Roll call was answered by 17 members telling their Thanksgiving tradition.
Secretary report was read by Gerri Cundiff and approved. Treasures report was given by Evelyn Ruheck and approved.
Card report was read by Kay Attemiller and approved with two cards being sent for the month. Hospital report was read by Juanita Newt and approved. Ways and Meads reported a bakes sale at the Poland Bank on Dec. 5, with lots of Homemade goodies.
Kelly Nees Perkins of the Transportation Dept. of Wal-Mart came and presented with us a donation of $1,000 our club really appreciated it. The donation will help supply our hospital equipment which we serve for all our communities. Thank you Wal-Mart.
Our Christmas dinner will be at Bob and Angie's in Clay City on Dec. 3. Don't forget your secret sister gift. Can you believe we didn't have time for Bingo? We had a lot of business to attend to.
We closed our meeting with the Lord's prayer. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Tri Kappa Associates
The Associate Chapter of Tri Kappa met Monday, Dec. 1, at 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church for their annual Christmas meeting and party. The Sarah Circle prepared a delicious meal, which was enjoyed by 27 members.
The meeting was opened with the song and opening verse. Marsha Wyndham read the roll call and the minutes of the Nov. 3, meeting. Kim Stearley gave the treasurers report. Sandy Henderson will send as card to Rosemary Campbell who is having some health problems. There were no bills to be presented.
The state convention will be held April 17-19 at the Marriot East in Indianapolis. Those interested in attending should contact Freeman by Jan. 1.
There was a bylaw change for Assistant Corsec was taken care of.
Everyone was presented a red and green sheet with various Christmas verses from different people. The committee gave everyone a nice ink pen with red and green ribbon as a souvenir. The committee for tonight consisted of Janet Trout, Martha Love, Jane Mercer, Diane Reynolds, Marsha Raab and Marian Harrison.
The next meeting will be Feb. 2, 2009, 6:30 p.m. with Pat Hackett, Teresa McCullough, Rita Robertson, Dabren Brown and Elaine Stephens as hostesses.
Items were donated to the LEAAP Center by the members for their Christparty. The meeting was closed with a verse.
There was a wonderful program from Jane Mercer telling about her history with writing poems. Jane is so gifted and talented and could easily write a poetry book and draw pictures with her painting talent. Jane's program was quite a hit.