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FCEC News 10-6
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Hickory Creek FCE met Sept. 7 for the monthly meeting at Billy’s Restaurant. The meeting was called to order by President Vicki Gibbs, and welcomed guest Diane Grove from Vinson’s Crossroads. Chaplain Ann Whitman read the poem “Crossing the Bar” by Alfred Lord Tennyson. 
Secretary Phyllis Hillis called the attendance roll, with 13 members and guest answering with a body part of a butterfly. The minutes from the previous meeting were read by Hillis and, with one correction, were approved. Treasurer Marian Jacobs gave the financial report.  
Vice president Davis asked for member reports and demonstrations. There were no demonstrations. Whitman gave a book report on “Prophet’s Prey” by Sam Brower. All members present reported reading since the last meeting. Economics educational leader Brenda Clark will give her report at the October meeting. With no other reports or demonstrations, Davis turned the meeting over to Gibbs. 
President Gibbs reported that the sani-panti workday in August resulted in 28 more completed packages. This project needs to be completed soon as they are to be sent on Oct. 17.   
Volunteers Johnny Gibbs and James McBride pressure washed the arts and crafts display area at the fair which made final clean up before the meeting today much faster. Thanks to them for their help. Gibbs reminded everyone of their work commitment to the Country Store and the booth display.
Regional Cultural Arts Day was held recently in Murfreesboro, with some attending. The No Bake Sale will take place in October with each club asked to donate $10 for each member. The motion was made and seconded to make the donation for Hickory Creek from the treasury. The proceeds of this bake sale will go to Meals on Wheels.
 Final plans were made for the fall planning meeting in October. Hickory Creek is the host club in charge of the meal and decorations. The theme for the meeting is Pumpkins Galore. There will also be a silent auction in connection with this event so bring auction items.    
President Gibbs announced the State Conference will be Nov. 5-8 in Knoxville. Members should continue logging CVU’s, hours spent on state projects and collecting drink can taps for the state project. 
Our next meeting will be Oct. 6 in the Magnolia Room at the County Administration Building at 10 a.m. With no further business, the meeting was adjourned. Everyone enjoyed lunch and a cake made by Janis Darnaby to celebrate the birthdays of Irene Fuston and Martha McBride.