Members of Aprons and Lace Oklahoma Home and Community Education met on Tuesday July 13th. Six members and a guest discussed how they could honor the memory of Lois Whittmore, who died of this life on July 5.
Whittmore had been a member of the OHCE for 47 years, during which time she held several positions, including that of County President. She was a skilled housewife who volunteered as County Fair Superintendent and won numerous awards for her stakes in baking, canning, sewing and in d ‘other categories. Money donated to the club in his memory will be used as part of the state project to reduce child hunger by providing food for students at the Oklahoma School for the Blind in Muskogee.
Members Sherrie Bell and Dee Mackall reported on 4-H’s craft and sewing workshops, which they volunteered for. Mackall featured a desk organizer and utensil holder made from empty vegetable boxes and an owl made from pine cones. Bell described the workshop process as well organized.
The Resource Management Club conversion project was successfully launched, with 10 household items brought to the meeting for exchange. A lamp, a set of sugar and cream, a popcorn, a butter dish and kitchen towels were among the items brought that no one chose to take. These items will be donated to the OHCE Country Store. All members are encouraged to bring at least one small household item to each meeting until December.
President Susie Eden shared a nifty tip: When cutting corn on the cob, place the end of the cob in the hole in the middle of a bundt pan; the corn will drop into the pan when it is cut off the cob. She reminded everyone to bring snacks, toiletries and other useful items to place in boxes to send to active duty military members as part of the Family Issues Committee project. School supplies should also be brought to the August meeting.
A virtual meeting will take place on August 19 at 10 a.m. Classes on foil dishes, foil meals and the agriculture and county meeting will be held on August 30 at 10 a.m. The next Aprons and Lace meeting will be held at the community building on August 10, at 6:30 p.m.