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Town and Country Homemakers meet at Knightstown cafe/bakery

KNIGHTSTOWN — On Aug. 21, the Town and Country Homemaker’s Club began their new club year with a dinner meeting at The Burch Tree Cafe and Bakery in Knightstown. Members Pam Bever, Sonnie Thompson, Judy Martin, Kathryn Waits, Sandra Van Hoy, Melody Zapf, Beverly Dills and Norma Reece responded to roll call by naming their favorite ice cream flavor.

In Kathryn’s health and safety lesson on osteoporosis, members learned that there are not many symptoms of the condition, An effective method of checking for this disease is a bone-density test. In the cultural lesson, Sandra highlighted the U.S.  National Park system. We learned that Yellowstone became the country’s first national park in 1872.

Incoming President Sonnie Thompson presided over a brief business meeting, beginning with the secretary’s report by Norma, followed by the distribution of address lists for the new program books.

Events to look forward to include the annual retreat at Lake Placid, Presidents Council meeting, Fall district meeting in Madison County Sept. 7 and County Club Night which is Oct. 4.

Club plans for the coming year were finalized, including meeting hostesses and officers for the coming year. Beverly summarized the Home and Family Conference in June. One of the speakers gave an overview of Hope Center, helping girls rescued from human trafficking and giving information on the needs of the center.

The meeting ended with delicious cupcakes made by the Birch Tree Bakery. October hostess will be Sandra Van Hoy.

– Information provided by Norma Reece