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FCE Club busy with volunteer activities

Enjoying a traditional Thanksgiving meal and having door prizes for every member. donated to the group by Kieran Johnson, made for a festive FCE Club meeting.

President Vickie Long led the group in discussions of club business and asked them how they wanted to use money on hand.

Long announced that Denise Sisson is club representative for the Isiah 117 Project. She also said that Danyeal Daniels is club representative for donations for veterans, and plans were made for December deliveries. Daniels and Long are in charge of the Sacred Grounds Hospice Project.

Club members provided crayons and coloring books that had been requested for the veterans at the Ben Atchley Veterans’ Home. They also decided to draw a name and provide Christmas gifts to a veteran there, as requested by Jerry Pate, the activities director.

Members donated cash to be used for this Angel Tree effort. Daniels will shop and deliver the gifts once she knows what is on the list.

Long also discussed the upcoming regional meeting of FCE that she and others were attending soon. She showed the handmade crafts donated by three members that are to be sold at the meeting to raise money to send students to the 4-H Club Camp next summer.

Club members congratulated Long on being elected as the county president of FCE.

The county Christmas meeting will be held Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Clinton Community Center. The regular meeting will be moved from Wednesday, Dec. 6, to Tuesday, Dec. 12, and will be held at the Apple Blossom Cafe.

The meeting was adjourned and everyone enjoyed a tasty meal including turkey, many side dishes, and plenty of homemade pies and cakes.

FCE clubs are part of the University of Tennessee Extension Office and have operated in Tennessee for more than 100 years.

They began as home demonstration clubs in order to teach women how to can vegetables, sew and keep healthy and happy homes.

Everyone in Anderson County is welcome to join this group. Yearly fees are $20. Contact 865-705-3888 or email for more information.