FCE unit celebrates Thanksgiving
The Willow Springs FCE met Nov. 17 at the De Soto Baptist Church with president ElFreeda Payton and her daughters, Leota, Georgene, Audrey and Loretta as the hostesses.
The tables were decorated with napkins, plates and ceramic turkeys of all sizes and fall centerpieces with the wording "Let Us Give Thanks."
The food table was loaded with turkey and dressing, cranberry, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes and gravy, fruit salads, green salads, cake, Jell-O and pumpkin pie.
The meeting opened by having the "pig" guessing. ElFreeda won the one Leona Robinson brought and Georgene won the one Jean Epperson brought. Both had different colored hand towels and candles in them.
Dorothy Nalley took roll call, which was answered by naming "Something You're Thankful For." Family, friends and health were the most popular answers.
Rosemary McAninch was unable to attend. All the other members were present with Audrey Quail and Rick Nichols as visitors.
The hours given totaled 65 and the minutes were read from the October meeting.
Discussion took place regarding the leadership workshop Monday at the Johnson County extension office.
Judy Hartshorn planned to go as a council representative because of the Thanksgiving holiday and many who couldn't attend because they are having relatives coming in from out of state.
Leona Robinson and Dorothy Nalley said they planned to attend.
A letter from council president Beverly Cunningham was read to the group.
The lesson given by Dorothy Nalley was "Ten Commandments for an Enthusiastic FCE."
The December meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 15 at De Soto Baptist Church. All members will be hosts.
Each member is asked to bring a gift, valued between $5 and $10. Each gift will be numbered and then each member will draw numbers.
The meeting adjourned with a lesson on Kansas history from the group's map correspondence in December.
-- Dorothy Nalley, reporter