Extension busy with spring activities

12 years ago

Extension busy with spring activities

    PRESQUE ISLE — The Spragueville Homemakers Extension held its regular monthly meeting April 23 at the home of President Sylvia Harper.

    Due to an evening of heavy rain, only seven members ventured out to the meeting.

    The president called the meeting to order, the Homemakers Creed was recited and secretary/treasurer LaVone Walters gave her respective reports. Following the business meeting, Wayne Harper gave a very interesting presentation on Nova Scotia, which was enjoyed by all. Refreshments were furnished by Marianne Thomas and Marilyn Wheeler.

    On April 28, four members of the club attended the Maine Extension Homemakers Council’s spring meeting in Waterville. They were Sylvia Harper, LaVone Walters, Marilyn Wheeler and Carmen Wiggins.

    On May 19, the Spragueville and Mapleton extensions co-hosted the County Extension Spring Tea at the Chapman Ridge Runners’ beautiful new snowmobile clubhouse. Forty three members attended, with several wearing an interesting array of spring hats. The business meeting was conducted by County president, Carolyn Kelley of the Caribou Night Extension.

    During the meeting, a $500 check was presented to Norma Milton of the Pet Rescue in Caribou. A representative and former resident of the Sister Mary O’Donnell Homeless Shelter also accepted a $500 check from the County treasury. Both ladies spoke of their much-needed projects and expressed great appreciation for the donation to benefit their respective endeavors.

    Following the business meeting, a lunch was provided by the Spragueville Extension.

    The special entertainment for the event was provided by Jeremiah Donovan, who furnished an enjoyable musical program.

    The Mapleton Extension furnished the spring time room decorations, table centerpieces and favors at each place setting. The centerpieces and head table floral arrangement were given as door prizes. At the conclusion of the event, all ladies left with their favors of mini tea plates containing homemade goodies and green tea bags, all wrapped in yellow netting.

    Due to the Spragueville Extension being busy with these latest activities, it was decided to postpone the previously-scheduled May 21 annual dinner outing until a later date. Members will be notified.

    The next gathering of the Spragueville Extension will be the annual potluck picnic with guests, to be held at the Aroostook State Park picnic shelter June 25 a 6 p.m.