Thirteen members and three spouses of Friends and Neighbors Home Extension Club were guests of Debbie Hackman from Jackson County Solid Waste Management during the May 23 meeting.
Mandy Creech was Hackman’s special guest
Taking an old decorated school bus, the group’s first stop was at the Seymour Department of Public Works at Freeman Field to view the artwork.
The next stop was Rumpke’s Medora Landfill, where manager Brad Marlow joined the group and explained that the landfill contains 1,600 acres with only 73 acres presently in use. Every aspect of a cell is laid out and predetermined prior to using. A landfill is very regulated. The group viewed the present cell, which will reach maximum capacity in about two weeks. The group also saw the new cell, which is all ready for trash. It will take about one and a half years to reach full capacity.
The last stop was at the Hornets Nest in Medora.
The next meeting will be a pitch-in at 12:30 p.m. June 26 with Ruth Bateman hosting.
On May 10, 10 members attended Achievement Night at Camp Pyoca in Brownstown. The club’s unique name tag was selected to be sent to the 2018 Home and Family Conference. Judy Carter created the name tag using recycled materials.