Friends and Neighbors group meets at new restaurant


Charlotte Lovegrove asked the blessing before 11 members of Friends and Neighbors Extension Homemakers Club as they ate tenderloins Sept. 18 at Dine N Dash Sandwich Shop located at Freeman Field.

President Ruby Niccum led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance and club creed. She handed out the September issue of Tell-A-Homemaker.

Devotional leader Judy Carter spoke on "Remembering People" based on Philippians 3:1. She pointed out that remembering people is a special gift of God.

The secretary’s report was read and approved. Treasurer Shirley Sears said $6.96 had been deducted, leaving a balance of $26.54.

Lovegrove reported on the huge success of providing snacks and homemade cookies to the Farmington Champions 4-H Club. Kudos to the ladies providing those treats.

Ruth Bateman said her family was honoring her 80 years of life with 40 years of her art to be on display from Nov. 1 through Thanksgiving at Southern Indiana Center for the Arts in Seymour.

Niccum reminded the members of several upcoming events that require attention and action.

The bake sale fundraiser will be Nov. 3 at Immanuel Lutheran School in Seymour. Members need to donate baked goods that total $25 or more.

The Fall Fling will be Nov. 8 at Borchers. Bring a covered dish and something that has been important in your home.

Knowledge To Go, consisting of four training sessions, will be Oct. 26 at the Purdue Extension office in Charlestown.

The reading program with Head Start needs someone to head it up, and empty pill bottles are to be collected for use in Africa.

Next year, dues will be raised to $14 due to increased insurance costs. Niccum also said the council cashed the $4,000 certificate of deposit and donated $2,000 to Gleaners for Back Sack for Schools in Jackson County. They also are researching costs to replace some benches at the fairgrounds.

Helen Lutes presented a lesson on "Eating Healthy When Eating Out." She listed several tips to making healthy fast-food selections and also how to access nutritional facts online.

Niccum said the club needs five lessons presented by fiscal year end. She told members where they could view acceptable and sample topics.

The next meeting will be Oct. 23 at the home of Rhonda Kidwell.

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