Tribune staff reports
Jackson County Extension Homemakers annual Fall Fling was Nov. 13 at Cornerstone Church in Seymour.
Friends & Neighbors Extension Homemakers club members served as hostesses for the event. President Donna Abner welcomed members and guests, and Ruth Bateman led the Pledge of Allegiance and club creed.
Each table was decorated with a teapot, candy and colorful coasters. The teapots carried out the theme of President Eunice Lacey’s “Tea with a Treasured Friend.”
The evening included food, fun and entertainment. Charlotte Lovegrove led the group by teaching and demonstrating a song about a Thanksgiving turkey with an attitude.
State president Marcia Dodge thanked Indiana Extension Homemakers Association members for continuing to contribute to Purdue University’s cancer research fund. A projected amount of $125,000 could be reached by July 2015. A statewide contest of decorating a tissue box to promote awareness and interest in the cancer research fund was represented by five local extension clubs. Members and guests voted on their favorite with cash and checks. A grand total of $724.29 was collected.
Guest speaker Elizabeth Burns shared moments of the tragedy in her life, which she titled “A New Understanding.” Through tragedy, challenge, perseverance and triumph, Elizabeth encouraged that all things are possible and never say “I can’t.”
Door prizes were awarded.