April 25 Community Briefs

April 25, 2014 

Pleasant Valley Homemakers

Pleasant Valley Homemakers met April 3 at the Harrisonville Community Center for lunch and a meeting.

Kay Ray read two poems for devotional and then Carole Raynes, club president, led the group in the pledge to the flag. Eight members answered roll call, which was “What is your favorite flower?”

We discussed Spring Fling and what our part of the program will be. We are having Missy Eddleman coming to give a presentation on essential oils.

The lesson was given by Linda Reece on flowers. She had a gift for all members to choose a pot of colorful petunia flowers for each one to take home.

Secret Pal gifts were received by Kay Ray, Raynes, Jo Ann Swearengin, Sandy Reece, Jeanette Bartles and Karen Roberts. The hostess gift was won by Bartles.

Our next meeting will be Thursday, May 1, at the home of Linda Wyant. Members are reminded to bring items for the silent auction.

Glorified Homemakers Club

Glorified Homemakers Club met April 15 at the University of MO Extension office in Harrisonville.

President Sue Pulliam led the pledge to the flag. Carol Witherspoon gave the devotional by reading several quotes by Benjamin Franklin. Roll call, “An Easter Memory,” was answered by Patty Anderson, Sandra Collings, Pulliam, Witherspoon and Sandy Young. Collings read the minutes of the previous meeting and gave the treasurer’s report.

Plans for the Spring Fling were discussed and it was 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 16 at the University of Missouri Extension office. The club was responsible for name tags, a hostess gift and flowers for bingo prizes.

Pulliam gave a report on the Helen Morse scholarship. She reminded everyone the Quarterly Council Meeting will be Wednesday, June 4, at the Extension office.

Young won the door prize. Refreshments were served by Anderson and Witherspoon. After the business meeting, members made name tags for the Spring Fling.

Cass County Area Homemakers Spring Fling

The Cass County Heartland Area Homemakers had the Spring Fling on April 16 at the Extension office in Harrisonville. Progressive Priscillas were responsible for hospitality and Glorified Homemakers were responsible for registration. Darlene Hodges, from the Progressive Priscillas, had the group review what they had in their purses and complete a survey detailing the items.

Get Together Club provided representatives from Grace Hospice group, who provided information as to what is provided when one gets involved with hospice care and as well if one wanted to volunteer with this group.

Pleasant Valley Homemakers introduced Missy Eddleman, who provided a program on essential oils, which detailed what they were and how they can be used.

Lisle Club introduced Denise Miller, who provided information on her hobby of pencil collection. Betty Beason gave the invocation, followed by salad luncheon.

President Beason presented each club with “Certificate of Program Completion” for activities completed in 2013. Door prizes were won by Carole Raynes, Sandy Reece, Arduth Baker, Doris Bauerle, Patty Anderson, JoAnn Swearengin, Sandy Young, Janice Britz, Imogene Pedigo and Carol Mullen Pleasant Hill Young Matrons presented Britz, who discussed her interest in quilts and displayed a number of her quilts.

The afternoon session concluded with a game of bingo, presented by Glorified Homemakers Club.

The Spring Fling ended with President Beason thanking all club members for their presentations and for making our events a success.

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