The Pine Ridge Extension Homemakers Club observed its 71st anniversary Jan. 23 at the home of Norma Pollert, who prepared and served a dinner to nine members. A holiday-decorated table featured favors of candy canes and butterfly magnets.
Sandi Hall presided at the business meeting that followed. It was decided to begin a phone tree to alert members when someone in the club is ill or injured. When one becomes aware of a need, she will call Adrene Wunder, who will begin the calls.
The club will assist with backpacks for Child Protective Services. Two backpacks were volunteered by Carolyn Krieger and Pollert and Krieger will purchase items for these — one for a boy and one for a girl. They will be filled at the February meeting and delivered to the homemakers council in March.
For devotions, Pollert gave a reading that showed how a candy cane is shaped like a shepherd’s staff and a “J” for Jesus with red and white stripes standing for bloodshed and purity.
Doris Frey received the hostess gift.
Mary Ann Seaney will be hostess for the Feb. 27 meeting.