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FCE clubs hold annual visitation day
It seems bird is the word for the ladies of the FCE clubs, as they have chosen birds as the theme for this years activities. Members are encouraged to identify various kinds of birds and learn facts about them. Members enjoying Visitation Day are, from left, Jeanette Strode, Cassy Hillis and Janis Darnaby.

The six Warren County Family and Community Education clubs, with visiting clubs from Van Buren County, came together for the annual Visitation Day held on March 9 in the Magnolia Room of the Warren County Administrative Offices. 
There were a total of 67 members and visitors present. County Council president Frances Hobbs welcomed everyone and thanked Hickory Creek for the table decorations which represented our theme for the year which is birds. They displayed cards with bird facts and handmade birdhouses.  
County Council chaplain Phyllis Hillis gave the thought for the day which she read from the book “Love Adds A Little Chocolate - The most important words.” Everyone stood and recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
Members of the clubs were asked to circulate to different tables in order to meet members from different clubs. President Hobbs asked everyone to introduce themselves by telling their name, club and the way they came to the event by using first letter of their name. This was a fun game.  
Chaplain Hillis then blessed the food and everyone enjoyed a wonderful meal provided by the Warren County clubs. Following the meal, several door prizes were given out. 
Each club set up tables with items to show their service projects and activities for the year. A member from each club talked to the group about these projects.  Some of their projects included:  Grab Bag Days, International Day, June Dairy Day, American Red Cross Bloodmobile, Fannie B’s Boarding Home, McMinnville Boarding Home, Project Graduation, Warren County A&L Fair, among others.  Van Buren County had a member discuss their projects as well. This gave all members possible ideas for future activities and projects.
County agent Hilda Lytle gave handouts to members wishing to attend the FCE Camp which will be held in Cookeville at TTU on May 30 through June 2. Hobbs encouraged members to attend this event, and they can attend any part of the three days.
Lytle also invited members to the UT Extension Meet and Greet Day, and asked the clubs to donate their project tables in order to show what the FCE clubs do.  
Event announcements were given. The Rutherford County FCE invited anyone interested in going to the Southern Women Show in Nashville to come join them at their office and ride to the show on the tour bus. More information is available at the Extension Office. 
Our council met recently at East End Church of Christ for grab bag crafts and to make Easter decorations. Hickory creek served soup and sandwiches to the group.