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March 20, 2008
Marietta Times
Wolf Creek Homemakers

The Wolf Creek Homemakers Club met on March 5 at the home of Betty Wheeler with Cleda Harra as the hostess.

A potluck lunch was served to members and a guest, Patty Hitchcock. The pledge to the flag was led by Kathy Adams.

Officers selected were president, Kathy Adams; vice president, Marlene Duckworth; secretary, Joyce Flesher; treasurer, Betty Wheeler; and reporter, Winafred Harra.

Harra reminded members that the club needs a disaster relief program concerning what to do and who to contact in case of an emergency. Susan Bunting reported that the church has some care packages.

Crafts discussed included rice or bean bags, picture frames, and memorabilia.

A discussion on changing the club format resulted in the need to keep the club’s original name and by-laws.

A trip to McConnelsville was mentioned for the May meeting.

The April 2 meeting was set for an early noon meal at the Tyler Block House in Waterford.

Kathy Adams read “Showing the Way” in closing the meeting.

Belpre Garden Club

Belpre Garden Club met March 11 at the home of Claribelle Lohr. A visitor, Keiko Perkins, was welcomed.

In keeping with the St. Patrick’s Day theme guests enjoyed some Irish humor and an “Irish Blessing” was read prior to the presentation of the program by the hostess.

Theme for the program was pest repellent plants. Everyone attending received a handout with the names of several of these plants, their description and the pests that they are said to repel or destroy.

The Belpre club, which was formed March 8, 1938, observed its 70th birthday at the meeting. There was a cake with candles and as Barbara Corazzi read the names of the 28 past presidents, those present recalled special memories of each one.

President Janet Robinson conducted the business meeting. She mentioned the recent county meeting held at the Red Cross building in Marietta. Three members attended this luncheon where the schedule for the upcoming Washington County Fair Flower Show was finalized.

Robinson has been contacted by the branch manager of the Belpre Library in regard to a planting on the library grounds. It was unanimously agreed that the club would participate in the project. Jean Reedy will serve as chairwoman and all members will take part.

The master gardener sponsored Garden Party scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at Washington State Community College, was announced.

Several people expressed an interest in attending the Fairfield County Master Gardeners educational gardening event on Saturday, April 5. The title for the event is “Spring Into Gardening.” Those attending will carpool to The Liberty Center in Lancaster, Ohio.

Janelle Perkins received the March hostess gift.

The next meeting will be 1 p.m. April 8 at Napoli’s Restaurant. Martha Clark will serve as hostess and will present the program on “Easiest to Grow Annuals.”

Franciscan Meals board

The Franciscan Meals board met on March 13 at Shoney’s restaurant for its regular monthly meeting. Elva Stuart opened the meeting with prayer.

Vice Chairman Konna Huck presided over the business meeting. Treasurer Norma Lang reported that 79 volunteers, both office workers and drivers, volunteered 320 hours to deliver 765 meals during February.

Anyone interested in having meals delivered to their home should call the Franciscan Meals office at 373-7998 or Joan Rech at 373-6942 for more information.

The Franciscan Meals Program is a non-profit organization that is affiliated with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).

¯ For more information: Franciscan Meals office at 373-7998 or Konna Huck at 373-2652.


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