Town and Country homemakers spreading cheer throughout the community

By Jane Hines

Submitted

If you thought homemakers groups were just a bunch of ladies with too much time on their hands, think again. Town and Country homemakers is made up of ladies of all ages and all stages of life. We have kids and grand kids and greats as well. We are homemakers who want to share with other ladies and learn how to improve our lives. We recently performed a  community service by making small flower arrangements in tin cans which we had all been saving. Betty Bonar had this wonderful dea as a way to give back with a craft we had already learned in our group. The cans were covered in paper, fabric, paint, socks, and many imaginative adornments to make them both attractive and cheery.

We added beautiful, colorful silk flowers, completing about 140+ arrangements. Betty then contacted the Fountain Circle Nursing Home in Winchester. We were able to take them to the main building and leave them for the nurses to distribute to residents and provide them with their own ray of sunshine.

We met on June 23 at the facility as a group and were able to share our excitement in participating in such a worthwhile endeavor.  As in the photo above the following ladies were able to attend: R dosie Coldiron-Ekes, Sue Staton, Pat Ring, Trudy Brown, Cathy Gaston, Sandra Denton, Betty Bonar and Jane Hines.

The following ladies were unable to attend but participated in the project as well: Teresa Barker, Jan Conn, Jeanne Haddad, Marshia Hawkins, Nancy Hintz, Mary Johnson, Melba Pippin, Mary Lou Shearer, LeAnn Toms, Tensley Wright as well as various family members.

If you are interested in checking out our group or another in the county contact Jane Hines, president of Town and Country, 859-771-6083, or at jhines@yahoo.com or contact Shonda Johnston at the Clark County Extension Office at 859-744-4682. Come join in the fun! There is a place for you!