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Happenings with the Happy Handy Helpers

Pictured left to right: Linda Gramlich, Sheryl Titcomb, Barbara Lambert, and Amy Palmer making Valentine cards for Hospice.

FARMINGTON - The Happy Handy Helpers group met on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at the Franklin County Extension Office to welcome new officers and make Valentines cards for hospice patients.

The new officers are: Amy Palmer- President, Linda Gramlich-Vice President, Sheryl Titcomb-Secretary, Barbara Lambert-Treasurer, and Linda Brown-Advisory Board Representative. Lois King was thanked for her several years of leadership as president stating she had big shoes to fill.

The health tip this month was about the super fruit blueberries. A thank you was read for the group’s participation in the Franklin County Extension Homemakers Rotary Christmas tree which was auctioned for $350.00 for charity. The facial tissue campaign collected 450 boxes which were equally divided between the elementary schools throughout Franklin County. Also discussed was the upcoming Franklin County Extension Homemakers Spring Meeting to be hosted by the Neighborhood group. It will happen on May 16 at the Trinity Methodist Church with a theme of “Circle of Friends”.

After a potluck lunch, the group worked on making Valentines cards for hospice patients. Several members donated red, white and blue scraps of fabric, ribbon, old cards and calendars, card stock, stickers, and scrapbook paper for the project for hospice requested by Lois King. Sheryl Titcomb brought all kinds of scissors, glue, stickers, card stock, etc. to make cards and Amy Palmer brought some printed sayings to be glued onto the cards. The goal was to make 100 Valentine cards for hospice.

Next month’s meeting will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at the Franklin County Extension Office starting at 11 a.m. Everyone is encouraged to bring a food to share for our pot luck luncheon and Linda Dwinal requested donated lace, double wide folded bias tape and old pillowcases (not white) for Dresses for African girls. The program for the meeting will be “Using Essential Oils” with Linda Dwinal and a guest speaker.

All meetings are free and the public is cordially invited to attend. FMI call the Extension Office at 778-4650.

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