Domestic violence topic at homemakers meeting

Friends and Neighbors Extension Homemakers Club of Jackson County traveled to the Bedford District Extension Homemakers fall meeting Aug. 25 in lieu of the club’s regular monthly meeting.

The district meeting was hosted by Clark County Extension Homemakers and conducted at the 4-H building on the Clark County Fairgrounds near Charlestown.

Ten members of the local club attended and were joined by Linda Booher and Carol Wait from Seymour City Extension Homemakers Club for the van ride.

The theme for the district meeting was “Harvesting Memories,” which was carried out with fall decor throughout the building.

District director Lois Ketterer chaired the meeting with other county and state members/officers taking part throughout the day. Friends and Neighbors club members handled registration.

The featured speaker was Lori Droege, Indiana prevention coordinator for The Center for Women and Families, who spoke on domestic violence awareness. There is a center branch office located in Sellersburg which is a part of a nine-county region serving Kentuckiana.

Two skits were presented by Clark County members. One was an offshoot of the Indiana Extension Homemakers program entitled “Who Gets Grandma’s Pie Plate?”

The other skit was done by Nana’s School Players. “Nana” directed her home-schooled grandchildren, who were dressed in period clothing, in a depiction of the life history of well-known Indiana poet James Whitcomb Riley, including a group recitation of Riley’s “Little Orphan Annie.”

Morning coffee with goodies and lunch were provided by the host county members.

Friends and Neighbors members attending were Donna Abner, Ruth Bateman, Carol Bobb, Pegi Bricker, Rhonda Kidwell, Charlotte Lovegrove, Helen Lutes, Ruby Niccum, Donna Patterson and Shirley Sears.