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Hickory Creek FCE met for the June meeting at the County Administration Building. The meeting was called to order by President Vicki Gibbs, and she welcomed guests Kemmi, Alda Bandy and agent Hilda Lytle. Chaplain Ann Whitman read about forgiveness and letting go of differences by giving them over to God. The biblical reference was Colossians 3:13.  We were led in the pledge to the flag by Gibbs. 

Secretary Phyllis Hillis called roll, with 20 members and guests answering the question, “Name something you own made of oak?” The minutes from the May meeting were read and approved. Treasurer Marian Jacobs gave the treasury report.

Vice president Davis allowed Lytle to present a program from the “Eat Well, Feel Well“ series. This presentation was on hydration, and she discussed the importance of staying hydrated, good sources of getting healthy fluids and warning signs of dehydration. We were given a challenge on hydration to complete and return at the next meeting to earn gold stars. 

Davis asked for member reports and demonstrations. Brenda Clark and Jacobs showed crafts made at the Leadership Retreat including painting on canvas, Christmas ornament made from a light bulb, a wreath and a no-sew bag. Clark also had the finished quilt top made at the Crafting Now and Then quilting 101 classes. Janis Darnaby also showed her completed quilt from class.  Victoria brought her Swedish weaving and Vicki had made a stick Christmas tree. Anamaria Baus made a crocheted pocket book and a quilted stuffed frog toy.  Guest Alda Bandy showed a basket made at Leadership Retreat and gave everyone a handmade paper gift box with a gift inside. 

Eighteen members reported reading since the last meeting and book reports were given by Clark and Hillis.

President Gibbs reported International Day was a very good day filled with beautiful decorations, good food and an interesting guest speaker. FCE members attending the Leadership Retreat were Clark, Jacobs, Yates and Bandy. The club had previously voted to donate Bingo gifts to the senior citizens center in June and Gibbs made the donation delivery.

June Dairy Day was a great activity for all in attendance, as well as the June County Council meeting. Members donated towels and washcloths for the Fisher House. Several suggestions for the July outing were discussed, with it decided to visit Evins Mill in Smithville. The family life leader chairman Jacobs attended the training session. McBride reported volunteer hours worked at Meals on Wheels can be counted as a state project and encouraged members to continue logging and reporting state project and CVU hours. 

Crafting Now and Then for July is “Christmas in July” was held recently in the Magnolia Room.  Quilts in the Boro Quilt Show will be Aug. 17-18 at Lane Agri-Park Community Center in Murfreesboro.  Hickory Creek members celebrating birthdays this month are Crystal Davis, Pam Duff and Cassy Hillis. 

Jacobs suggested we close with the FCE Creed, with several members enjoying lunch at The Cumberland Biscuit Company.