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Homemakers happenings

The first meeting of the Mauckport Homemakers since the COVD-19 pandemic began took place July 14 at the Central Parish Hall. A delicious pot-luck lunch was supplied by members, reported Barbara Donahue.

Seven members attended and answered roll call with the name of a historic place they had visited.

The meeting began with the flag salute and homemakers creed. For the devotional, Carrie Lucas read the “Rainbow of Hope.”

Club president Carolyn Beanblossom reported on the Harrison County Fair, noting the number of entries was down from last year with 103 people submitting exhibits. There were 13 apple pies submitted for judging with Marcia Dodge placing first, Elaine Fischer second and Jan Woertz third. The pie auction raised $1,350 to be used for scholarships. It was announced that the 2022 fair will be the last week in June.

The May Achievement Day program was attended by 34 members of the 83 members from the county who are currently enrolled. It appears the virus is still affecting gatherings. Fourteen devoted members who passed away during the pandemic were remembered during the memorial portion of the program. Lydia Robertson’s baby blanket and Linda Hubbard’s apron were selected as the cultural arts winners and were to be forwarded as state entries.

It was announced that the fall district meeting will be Wednesday, Aug. 25, at the Purdue Extension Office in Corydon with the theme “Aprons of the Past, Present and Future.” Registration will begin at 9 a.m. There will be coffee and muffins supplied for breakfast. Members wanting a lunch were to send $8.50 to Elaine Fischer by Aug. 2. Everyone is asked to bring a mask to the event.

Volunteers are being requested for the book reading on Friday, Sept. 10, at the Fred Cammack Corydon Farmers Market.

International Day will be Tuesday, Sept. 14, and hosted by the Blue River Homemakers. The theme will be “Sing Along Celebration.”

Repair Affair of Harrison County work day will be Saturday, Sept. 25. Each club has been requested to supply four dozen cookies. Iris Yeager and Lucas volunteered on behalf of this club to provide the cookies.

The club’s next regular meeting will be Wednesday, Aug. 11, with a pot-luck lunch. Chicken will be supplied.