Friend and Neighbors group meets

Friends and Neighbors Extension Homemakers Club met March 24 at Cornerstone Community Church in Seymour with Ruby Niccum as hostess.

Vice President Joann Davidson conducted the meeting with all joining in the Pledge of Allegiance and club creed.

Roll call was taken by secretary Shirley Sears, and 13 members answered by talking about their favorite room in the house to clean. The most common answer was none.

Song leader Donna Patterson distributed the words to “Singin’ in the Rain.”

The thought for the month was “Housework is something you do that no one noticed unless you don’t do it.”

Newly elected officers for the new year are: Donna Abner, president; Ann Ulmer, vice president; Ruby Niccum, treasurer; Martha McIntire, devotion leader; Donna Patterson, song leader; Judy Carter, leadership development (citizenship); Charlotte Lovegrove, volunteer community support (county or local project); and Helen Lutes, scrapbook.

Niccum attended the council meeting March 19 at Brownstown. She reported there are 141 members in Jackson County and 14 clubs. It was reported the county is needing more readers for the Head Start program and more ringers of the bells at Christmas time. There were 18 backpacks donated and $140 collected for Head Start books.

Carter mentioned that tours available at the Governor’s Mansion.

Martha McIntire gave devotions and shared there was a town in Norway that only receives sunlight six months out of the year and that the people were so discouraged.

Someone came up with the idea of putting mirrors on the mountains to reflect the sun so they could have light year-round. This is an example to us to reflect our light all the time, year-round.

It was Judy Carter’s birthday, and Ruby and Charlotte Lovegrove surprised her with a decorated birthday cake, ice cream, candies and drinks.

The next meeting is April 28, and members will be going to the Tea House in Vernon.