Friends and Neighbors Extension Homemakers Feb. Meeting

Friends and Neighbors Extension Homemakers recently gathered at Cornerstone Community Church in Seymour.

Those attending responded to roll call with their favorite Valentine’s Day gift received or given. Members said their husbands have showered them with flowers, candy and jewelry through the years.

Martha McIntire reminisced about being a schoolgirl and the excitement of Valentine’s Day, and Louise Cox, a schoolteacher, added her schoolchildren through the years were more excited about this holiday than any other.

Donna Patterson led the song “Sentimental Journey” followed by McIntire sharing devotions on how the small things are what make up our lives — helping someone else win when you don’t or sometimes just a needed smile, hug or encouraging note.

The club provided three filled backpacks to be given to children who are being placed in foster homes throughout the area.

Members shared stories about frauds targeted at them and how they were handled, from a grandson calling needing money to a threat for not showing up for jury duty to taxes unpaid. There also were many emails needing help and wanting money.

Members were reminded that the next meeting will consist of the election of officers for the new year.

Also, a request was made for recommendations of someone the club could sponsor for the Jackson County Fair queen.

Plans were made for the club’s upcoming meetings, including a day trip in connection with the bicentennial celebrations.

The meeting was closed with prayer for one of the members.

Sam Kidwell delivered refreshments that were enjoyed by the group.