Homemakers Extension maintains a busy schedule

14 years ago

Since the previous report of the Spragueville Homemakers Extension in Sept., 13 members and one guest attended a potluck supper at Marilyn Wheeler’s home on Oct. 26. The supper was followed by a business meeting.

    It was reported that 10 members attended the County Meeting, and members not previously aware of the fact were pleased and proud to learn that Tammy Wheeler is now the County Extension’s vice president. Following the secretary’s/treasurer’s reports, a discussion was held on the Balloon Site. Carmen Wiggins suggested using crushed rock between the shrubbery, rather than planting marigolds, as done in the past years, due to the fact that it’s getting more difficult for members to work at the site. Carmen volunteered to look into how much rock would be needed.
A discussion was also held on contacting members for county and state meetings.
Ideas for the fair booth were discussed at this time. The theme will be “Designs by Nature.” Carmen volunteered to chair the committee.
It was voted to apply for a tax ID number.
Joyce Bither brought an “eye opener” of a beautiful baby sweater she had knit.
A get-well card was signed by all present for Viola Beaulieu, who recently had knee surgery in Bangor.
On Nov. 16, eight members met at the home of Lois Griffin. During the business meeting, led by President Tammy Wheeler, it was voted to give a monetary donation to the Presque Isle Snowmobile Club for their rebuilding project.
It was also voted to once again purchase Christmas gift cards for the Extension’s four honorary members, to be delivered by various members.
Following the business meeting, a craft time was spent making sachets out of oranges and cloves; also, using mason jars with white lights and potpourri as display items.
On Dec. 14, 16 members and one guest enjoyed their annual Christmas party at Carmen’s home in Spragueville.
Following a short business meeting, fun games were played and an abundance of holiday refreshments, brought by all members, were enjoyed. LaVone Walters showed an “eye opener” of material she plans to use to make a quilt.
Rather than have a Yankee Swap, members brought non-perishable items for the local GIFT food pantry.
No meeting was planned for January, due to the usual cold, icy conditions.
On Saturday, Feb. 20, Extension members will be furnishing and serving homemade soups and chili at the Aroostook State Park Family Fun Day.
The next gathering of the Extension will be held Feb. 22, with a tour of TAMC’s new health center on North St., followed by a business meeting and refreshments at Tim Hortons.