PRESTONSBURG – The Floyd County Homemakers group held its annual meeting at the Floyd County Extension Office on Thursday (May 26). Beth Jones, President of the group, led the meeting, which featured over 70 members in attendance.
Topics discussed included the registration deadline of June 24 for anyone interested in attending a camp in September and a Leadership Toolbox meeting to be held in August at the Ramada Inn in Paintsville.
Election for the upcoming 2016-2017 year was held with Beth Jones remaining president and Kathy Goble being elected treasurer.
The Homemakers, in appreciation of Teresa Scott’s dedication and leadership to the the group, presented her with a handcrafted bag. Scott announced that she plans to retire in July to take care of family matters. A retirement reception is planned for July 12 from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. at the Floyd County Extension Office.
The Floyd County Homemakers group meets once a month and participates in classes such as quilting, basket weaving and cooking. All classes are free to members. Membership dues are $10 yearly and are due on July 1 of each year.
“A sense of community is what I value most about my membership in Floyd County Homemakers,” said Debbie Hatfield, a member since 2013. “I was feeling very ill one afternoon and called a fellow member and told her I wasn’t feeling well and was going to lay down and take a nap. I woke up to find her sitting in my living room. She came to help me clean and make sure I had something to eat.”
Floyd County Homemakers has clubs in Allen, Prestonsburg and Endicott, as well as Carl D. Perkins Job Corps and Big Sandy Community and Technical College.
The Carl D. Perkins Job Corp Culinary Program prepared the meal for the annual meeting.
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for The Floyd County Times. She can be reached at (606) 886-8506.