Jackson Township Better Homes Extension
The club met Dec. 4, at Bob and Angie's Restaurant for its Christmas party.
Wilma Nicoson, Norma Diel and Mary Kent were in charge of the festivities.
President Lauralee Hawkins and Secretary/Treasurer Glenna Ogborn led the pledge to the Flag and the Homemaker's Creed.
Norma gave the blessing before a delicious fish buffet was enjoyed.
For devotions, Mary read, "Christmas Tree," and "Mary's Little Donkey." Wilma's "Why Jesus is Better Than Santa Claus," was an audience participation reading.
Ann Carol Harden led in singing "Home for the Holidays," and "Silent Night."
Three contests were enjoyed. The guess the contents of the stocking game was won by team 2 -- Marilyn Bott, Shirley Koehler, Barbara Powell and Rose Mary Price.
The ABC's of Christmas was tied by Bobbi Cayton and Ann Carol.
The Right/Left story was a comical way to get their party favor.
Lauralee conducted a short business meeting.
Thank you to Shirley and Ann Carol for making the 4-H cookies. Twelve bears and 41 puppy dogs were made for the various collections this year. The Home Show Bake Sale will be Feb. 19-20.
Presents were given to Lauralee and Glenna. Lauralee presented everyone a towel and cookie cutter.
"We Wish You A Merry Christmas," was sung to end the program.
Others present were Mary Alice Foulke, Ruth Haas, Carmen Jackson, Ann Stigler and a guest, Donna Dene English.
The next meeting will be Jan. 28, at 1 p.m., at the home of Ruth Haas. Canned goods for the Senior Citizens Food Pantry will be collected.
Best of Thymes Herb Club
The Best of Thymes Herb Club met Nov. 19, at the home of Jean Alsip for "Subs and Craft Night," The club provided the subs, salads, chips and dip, with Jeanne McMichael, Claralou Thompson, Pat Wilkinson, Jean Rowings and the hostess supplying the desserts.
As President Peggy Potts passed around a sign-up sheet for next year, several members mentioned up-coming holiday activities of home tours and craft shows.
The Christmas party committee gave the final arrangements for the get-together on Dec. 4, at the Oak Ridge Golf Course.
The hostess received a gift and door prizes were handed to Johna Lumsdon, Peggy Potts and Rose Marie Weber.
A cinnamon stick, green pipe cleaners, miniature red balls and a gold star were assembled into a Christmas tree decoration.
Others attending the meeting were Beverly Webster, Sipriana Bussing, Lois Lawson, Karen Staub, Laura Kennedy, Nancy Cox, Carolyn Trout, Sue Thompson, Carol Swearingen, Charlene Miller, Pat Deakins, Beth Meuser, Sindy Phillips, Pat Krider and Jean Hull.
Tri-County Community Club
The Tri-County Community Club met at the Zion Church in Poland on Nov. 18, with Rhonda Tincher and Alma Haltom as hostesses.
A delicious meal was served with Rhonda giving the blessing. The afternoon business meeting was opened by our President, Rhonda. Our club did the Pledge to the American Flag and the Club Creed.
Surprise package was won by Carolyn Kaiser and the door prizes were won by Wilma Holsapple and Lucy Strauch.
Devotions were read by Luch. "Old Couple Married 60 years," Juanita Neese read "Emergency Flashers." Funny.
Kay Altemiller read "Old Country Preacher," "Old Lady and Her Bird," and also "Teaching and Learning."
Rhonda Tincher read, "The Farm Wifes Who Saves Thanksgiving." Juanita also read, "Maxine's Perfect Solution."
Roll call was answered with 15 members stating their favorite Thanksgiving food.
Secretary's report was given by Diana Nees and approved.
Treasurer's report by Kay Altemiller was given and approved.
Lucy gave the card report with 10 cards being sent for the month.
We are having a bake sale at the Poland bank on Dec. 4. Lots of homemade goodies. All are welcome to come in and buy. It's all to purchase equipment and serve our community. We also receive donations. Just call any of our members. We appreciate all the people who have donated. Thank you.
For our Christmas dinner, we will meet at Bob and Angie's in Clay City at 11:30 a.m., Dec. 9.
We closed our meeting with all repeating the Lord's Prayer.
We spent the social hour playing Bingo with Diana Nees winning overall.
We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.