Friends and Neighbors meets at member’s home


Nine members of Friends and Neighbors Extension Homemakers met at the home of Shirley Sears in January.

President Donna Abner opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and club creed. Roll call was taken, and secretary and treasurer reports were presented.

Helen Lutes gave devotions on “God Told Us No.”

A card of thanks was read from Blake Huddleston. Cards were signed and sent to Carol Bobb, Donna Patterson and Billie Alexander. Ruby Niccum collected money for “Coins For Friendship.”

The Bedford spring district meeting will be March 25 in Washington County.

The county bake sale profit was $511. A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a Jackson County senior who has chosen a career in the health and human services field. The Ruth B. Sayre Scholarship is offered for the purpose of fostering educational development of women.

There will be eight career advancement scholarships of $500 each awarded. Two will be the Eleanor Arnold Award given to an Indiana Extension Homemakers Association member, one as the Ann Hancock Award given to a student seeking a degree in the medical profession and five random scholarships.

The 102nd Home and Family Conference will be June 9-11 at Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing.

Darlene Hart recently had read to the children for the Head Start reading program at Freeman Field. Ruby Niccum is donating a backpack, and Darlene Hart is shopping for a young child to fill it for the children of foster care.

Achievement Night will be May 14 at Cornerstone Community Church.

Indiana Extension Homemakers Association has donated $104,000 to the Purdue Cancer Center Fund at the end of four years of a five-year program.

The association has given 63.5 pounds of pop tabs for the Riley Hospital for Children project and provided $4,229.73 to the Water Around the World project last year and $12,386.83 over a two-year period.

They have donated more than 1 million books in the 14 years of the first Books for Kids program and provided volunteer community support by donating $185,000, 78,000 items and 150,000 hours.

Refreshments of vegetable pizza, a cheese ball, fruit plate, cupcakes and five flavors of hot tea were served.

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