The Maple Grove Homemakers met at 1:30 p.m. May 20 at the Waynetown Baptist Church with eight members present. President Sandra Lightle led us in the Pledge to the American Flag, Christian Flag, Creed and Mission Statement. We sang Happy Birthday this month to Betty Jeffers and Janet Fagan. Roll call was answered with, “Name the last book you read.” Song leader Carol Crowder led us in “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” and a round of “Row Row Your Boat.” Which brought smiles and chuckles to everyone. Secretary Rita Kirkpatrick read the secretary report and treasurer report was given by Lightle in the absence of Jeffers. Achievement Night report was given and Maple Grove received an award for the Honors Program. Maple Grove was one of three chapters to receive this award. We had a total of 145 points. Eileen Matricia and Rita Kirkpatrick received certificates for five-year membership in the Indiana Extension Homemakers Association. Carol Vice won with her special lawn ornament and will be going to the state conference with ornament. Judy Tulley entered with a woven basket and won that category. Janet Fields is going to the State with the best of show with a culture arts entry. Those that attended spoke about the decorations and stated they were extremely good as well as the food. The new officers for the county were installed by Carol Vice and they are Judy McBride, president; Linda Miller, vice president; Susan Vaught, secretary; Peggy Graid, treasurer; Kathy Addler, membership; and Judy Tulley, advisor.
Fall District meeting will be Aug. 24 and Montgomery County will be hosting this event. The Montgomery County Fair will be July 15-21 and all entries for the open class project will need to be checked into the Exhibit Hall from 4-5:30 p.m. July 14 or 7-8 a.m. July 15. There is a registration fee of $4 per exhibit. If you want to pre-register you will need to do that before July 8 and that fee will be $3 per item. This project is sponsored by the Montgomery County Extension Homemaker Association. A health and safety lesson was given by Matricia on bees. Bee stings are the most common insect sting. Honey bees are the only ones that leave a sticker in your skin and you need to be careful when pulling it out. Everyone should be careful this time of year for insect bites.
Our service project next month will be canned goods for FISH.
McBride had an inspiration on the gift of spring which went along with our closing prayer. Our next meeting will be June 20 at the New Richmond Park and will be hosted by Matricia and Minnie Howard. This will be a covered dish lunch. Crowder, the hostess, served us strawberry cake and she was also in charge of our lesson, which was on rock painting. We had several rocks to pick from and we had to use our imagination to see something in rock or paint our own creation. It was a fun time as well as a good socializing time.
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