Lowell Lively Lassies and Lads 4-H
Lowell Lively Lassies and Lads 4-H met on Feb. 26. The pledges were led by Hunter and Reann Rauch. The roll call was to name a president of the United States. Twenty-two people attended the meeting. The Clover-buds played a game called connect-a-college and project books were passed out to all members. Members that ordered chocolate bars received their boxes. Quality Assurance training is scheduled for March 13 at Fort Frye High School. Money was collected for the endowment auction. We planned a window display to promote 4-H at D+L Barber Shop. For recreational activities we played the "Just One Word" game. The next meeting will be March 11 at 6:30 p.m.
Country Roads CEOS
Country Roads CEOS met with President Jorie Kennedy calling the meeting to order. Roll call yielded 405-1/2 volunteer hours, and 12 members present
Continue to donate books and collect aluminum can pull tabs and plastic lids from all plastic containers. A donation of $8.25 was sent to the Ronald McDonald House in Charleston from recycled pull tabs. Items for Energy Express may be taken to the May 14 council meeting. The continuing education committee will serve light refreshments including varieties of teas in May. The cultural arts committee will sponsor Creative Camp on Oct. 19 to 20, at the 4-H Camp. There will be no holiday bazaar this year. Each club is asked to create a poster/display for the fair, and volunteers are wanted to demonstrate various crafts at the fair.
Dining with Diabetes classes, sponsored by the family committee, will be held April 3, 10, 17, 24 at Crossroads UMC. Bears and blankets and turtles always accepted. Information available at the March 12 council meeting, and at the Extension Office, concerning the walker caddy project.
M&M committee will sponsor CEOS week May 20 to 26, with a Friendship Tea at the May council. Fresh flower caretakers are needed for City Park flowerbed.
The 4-H Trustees annual chicken barbeque will be April 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. Fund raiser prize will be $250 cash.
March council will be the first opportunity to sign up to hostess at the fair. Shifts run Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 3 p.m., and 3 to 6 p.m. Hostesses would have an excellent chance to present craft demonstrations.
Ideas for a new county project are to be presented at the March council. Our club suggested supporting The ARC for this.
Breast Cancer Awareness pink ribbon display is planned, along with a fundraiser at the Emerson Avenue Wendy's, and a wreath hanging. There will be a taco salad luncheon following March council.
The next area meeting in Wirt County will be Saturday, April 28. Barb Bargeloh has quilt raffle tickets, for a state CEOS project of supporting a clean water project in Africa.
Annual club outing destination will be chosen at the club's March meeting.
Vera Smith presented a lesson: "The 5 Languages of Love." Those are: Words of Affirmation, Physical Touch, Quality Time, Gifts, and Acts of Service. Most of us tend to "give" love best in the language we most welcome and "receive" love.
Health Motivator theme was "Spring Fever/Cabin Fever." Use your computer to open up to the world when the weather keeps you indoors. Get out of your routine.
Show and Share: Three mailbox members sent items: Kyna Hill, a painting of a colorful cat; Jim Hill, a small medicine cupboard he had refinished on the exterior and lined on the interior with decoupaged coffee-dyed newspaper pieces; Sonja Phillips, an aluminum can decorated with a sponge-on alcohol-diluted painting technique.
The next meeting will be Tuesday, March 13 at the Mt. Pleasant UMC, 9:30 a.m., in the second Sunday School room. All are welcome.