Cannon Countians Attend TAFCE Central Region Annual Meeting
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Merilee Byars, Sheila Long, Kitty Bush, Josie Bush, Martha Youree, Sarah Womack, Carla Bush, Gail Norton, and Ruth McElroy Blackburn are pictured at the Central Region new FCE Cook Book booth. Books contain more recipes from homemakers and are on sale now for $12.

Seven Family and Consumer Education Club members from Cannon County attended the Annual TAFCE Central Region Annual Meeting in Manchester at the Coffee County Conference Center, Thursday, September 16.

This is the annual business meeting for the region and includes a service project.  This year the project included learning more about Child Advocacy Centers in our area and donating items to their program.  

The Creative Writing Contest winners were announced while the Cultural Arts Contest was being judged.  There were 236 members who participated in the Cultural Arts Contest with 510 entries.

Cannon County had four members to place in the contest.  Ruth McElroy Blackburn place first with her stained glass horse.  Kay Currie placed first in pottery with a vase.  Gail Norton placed second in crochet and Merilee Byars won first in color photography, which is a very competitive class.

Cannon County had one FCE member to compete in the Fashion Revue, Martha Youree, who made a dress for her great niece, Josie Bush.  She received third in the class of children’s clothes.

Gail Norton

Ruth McElroy Blackburn

Merilee Byars


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