Eager OHCE holds birthday luncheon


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The Eager OHCE (Oklahoma Home and Community Education) group met June 20 in the home of Arleta Curtis for their traditional birthday/salad lunch and business meeting. Dot Curtis was co-hostess. Members voted many years ago to give a monetary gift to the club treasury which would be given en masse to a local charity. This month’s choice was items for the Bonham veteran’s hospital to be added to the Calera OHCE group’s project. President Ivy Hughs agreed to purchase said items and deliver them to whomever is in charge of taking them to Bonham.

Hughs led the flag salute and Homemaker’s creed. Phyllis Eggenberg did the devotional. She closed with prayer, remembering members who were sick, home-bound or in nursing homes.

Hughs reminded members of the upcoming 5-County meeting in Marietta in July featuring barn quilts. Participants are to paint a quilt block on a square of plywood, 24” by 36” which is to be nailed to a barn, outbuilding, or house which can be seen from the road.

Tommie James, Bryan County FCS, sent thanks for Eager’s help in providing food for the visiting group of New Mexico 4-H’ers who were visiting Oklahoma. They fed approximately fifty young people and sponsors in the Clay Jones Community Center. This was in response to a meal that Oklahoma 4-H’ers enjoyed when they visited New Mexico last year.

James has requested volunteers to help with summer 4-H Day Camps, including sewing, cooking, and canning camps.

Hughs reported that Bryan County OHCE helped sponsor 4-H’ers to attend the SE District Showdown Contest in which Hannah Carter and Tyler Anne Munson won third place. They will now attend the 4-H Washington D.C. trip.

Members attending, not previously mentioned, were Dayna Bryant, Eyvonne Hunnicutt, Ruth Wade, and guest Shelbah Smith.

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