Group meets before 4-H fair

Staff reports

Friends and Neighbors Extension Homemakers Club members met July 28 in the meeting room at Dairy Queen restaurant in Brownstown for the monthly meeting, prior to their annual trek to the Jackson County Fair.

Thirteen members were present.

President Donna Abner called the meeting to order, then led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance and club creed.

Roll call was answered by members describing their favorite ice cream sundae. Song leader Donna Patterson distributed words of two verses of the song “Side By Side” and led the group in singing the melody.

Members decided to give a monetary gift and personal gift to Janae Blackerby for being the club’s candidate for Jackson County Fair queen.

Shirley Sears brought info member Helen Lutes, who was unable to attend, had obtained about Schneck Memorial Hospital Guild of which she is a volunteer.

Members talked about the possibility of attending the Indiana Extension Homemakers Bedford District meeting Aug. 25 in lieu of a club meeting this month.

A trip to Indianapolis to tour the Governor’s mansion is planned for September as a field trip meeting/activity. Judy Carter is making arrangements for that trip and will further advise the group of details when available.

Shirley Sears also brought a health education about how the liver functions in the body for project leader Pegi Bricker.

Martha McIntire closed out the meeting with devotional thoughts from a book entitled “Knit Together” by Debbie Macomber.

The meeting was adjourned to attend the fair. Several members had items entered in the Family Arts building being honored with good placings.

Others attending were Carol Bobb, Louise Cox, Joann Davidson and Joan Hines.