Jefferson County Extension Homemakers Council

The Jefferson County Extension Homemakers Council met Feb. 20 at the Jefferson County Public Library Madison Branch with six members present. Vice president Kay Dunham presided. There was no treasurer's or secretary's report. The Spring District meeting set for March 13 at Parkview Nazarene Church in Nashville was discussed. Reservations must be submitted by March 5. The annual quilt show was also discussed. The Jefferson County Extension Homemakers Bits & Pieces Quilt Show will be April 12 and 13 at the Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds. Admission is $3. Quilts for display will be accepted April 11 from 3 to 6 p.m. A handmade quilt will be raffled April 13 at 5 p.m. Proceeds from the annual event will go towards three local scholarships for seniors at Madison Consolidated, Shawe Memorial and Southwestern high schools. The council's next meeting will be at 9 a.m. March 6 at the library.

Sunshine Homemakers

The Sunshine Homemakers met Feb. 27 at Hanover Baptist Church. President Dorothy Morgan presided over the meeting, which was opened with the Extension Homemakers Creed and the Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of, "Embraceable You." Members answered the roll call by telling about their favorite pet. Sandi Koehler gave devotions from 1 Timothy 2:5. Marie Black gave the secretary's report. Morgan received thank you letters from Pathways Youth Shelter, and the Hanover Police Department for the donation towards the purchase of a department canine. Morgan discussed collecting labels to send to Riley Hospital. She also distributed the leader lesson, "Small Steps to Health and Wealth." The quote of the month was from Ralph Waldo Emerson, "It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them." The thought for the month was, "Life is a cup to be filled not drained." The club's next meeting will be at 1 p.m. March 12 at Dorothy Morgan's residence.