The Willow Springs F.C.E. met on Feb. 15 at the De Soto Baptist Church's Fellowship Hall. Reta Jenks brought many teddy bears and decorations. She pointed out some were collectibles. El Freeda Payton brought unusually decorated Valentine's plates and napkins. Reta also had a heart Valentine's mug filled with candies for each place. El Freeda and Loretta had candies in containers at each plate and Dorothy gave everyone Emery Board. Jean Epperson gave the table grace before we ate of all the delicious stew, rolls, sandwiches, salads and desserts.
Rick Nichols was a guest as well as my great-grandson, Hayden and three of his friends.
The "Pigs" were given out, with El Freeda winning the one Loretta Nichols brought, and Reta won the one Leone Robinson brought. Leona gave the treasure report and counted the money for the church's use. Dorothy Nalley paid her birthday money to the treasure. Dorothy read the minutes of the January meeting. Loretta passed out the club books, too, which lists hostesses and roll calls and special meetings. Dorothy read the special meeting dates of the County Council. The next council meeting is at 1 p.m., March 17 at the Extension Office. Volunteers to be representatives are needed.
The Johnson County Spring Tea is to be at 1 p.m. April 10 at the Extension Office. "Ideal Homemakers" F.C.E. will be the hostesses. They are asking each unit to bring sandwiches and/or cookies. Also members may donate to the silent auction. The speaker for the tea is a representative from "Ten Thousand Villages."
The November and January F.C.E. forecasts were passed out that Beverly Cunningham, county president, brought Dorothy. The pages of our lesson for this month was, "Mentors Make a Difference."
Several related to their families the happenings to them and their children.
We've been asked to bring children's' books (both new and used) and promote children reading. We voted to buy some out of the treasury as well as individuals offering to buy some. We're asked to mane your favorite books.
We also brought articles for Hillside Village County Store. They need donations. They used to have store every week but close it now because there is not enough donations for it from the community. They open once a month I'm told.
The meeting adjourned with Rosemary McAninch as hostess in March.