Friends and Neighbors Extension

The Friends and Neighbors Extension Homemakers Club of Jackson County met this month.

President Ruby Niccum passed out books for the 2017-18 program year before opening the meeting with leading the group with the pledge to the American flag and the club creed.

Judy Carter brought a devotional thought related to the club’s theme for the day: “Apples, Apples, Apples, Producing Spiritual Fruit.”

There was roll call with various answers to “Greatest invention in your lifetime.”

The report of the September meeting was read and approved.

The treasurer’s report showed $61.50 less $27 for the CASA project, leaving a balance of $34.50. The Coins for Friendship tin was passed.

Time was taken to fill out blanks in the program books. Tell-A-Homemakers quarterly county news was passed out.

The Fall Fling will be at Cornerstone Community Church with the Crothersville Homemakers Club assisting Friends and Neighbors Club in arrangements and appointments. It is a pitch-in dinner. The theme is “Bountiful Harvest.” Discussion followed about ideas for decor and activities for that gathering.

Other handouts were shared with the group. Molly Marshall with Purdue Extension Jackson County will be promoting healthy Jackson County issues.

Oct. 27 is an all-day meeting in Corydon focusing on healthy living. “Knowledge on the Go” is available to all members in the district.

Continuing education leader Louise Cox demonstrated various applications for the infinity or eternity scarf. Health focus was on stroke awareness with brochures outlining types, symptoms and prevention.

Upcoming meeting places and hostesses were discussed and decided. The next meeting was set for Oct. 24 at Cornerstone Community Church with Rhonda Kidwell as hostess. The Nov. 7 meeting will be the Fall Fling with all members encouraged to attend.

Charlotte Lovegrove presented a program on apples featuring the nutrition and uses of different varieties. She served three different apple desserts and apple cider.