3 FCE clubs offered in Obion County
Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 8:01 pm
By BENITA GIFFIN
UT Extension Agent
Are you interested in health, sewing, cultural arts, economics or writing essays for competition? Do you know someone who’s looking for an association that can help make a difference in their home and community? The Obion County Family and Community Education Club members are very active in the Obion County Fair, raising money for charities, quilting, fashion review and cultural arts.
Monthly meetings are held by each club, with different program areas such as family life, nutrition and health, money management and environmental stewardship discussed each month. A meal or light snack is offered at each club meeting. Leadership development is a focus of FCE. Through shared opportunities, participants can learn skills helpful in bringing growth to their community, church, local government and family.
FCE clubs are just one phase of the Extension Family and Consumer Science Program. The main purpose of the FCE Club is to gain new and useful ideas for the home and improve family life, as well as develop leadership. The Extension Service also sponsors special interest programs throughout the year, which are open to any interested person regardless of club affiliation.
FCE membership is open to anyone who wishes to join. Three Obion County FCE clubs, with a total of 60 members, are active in the county, including:
• Mason Hall FCE, which meets in the Mason Hall Community Club the first Thursday of each month at 11 a.m.
• Crystal FCE, which meets at the Obion County Museum in Union City the second Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m.
• Pleasant Valley FCE, which meets at the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church in Union City area the third Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m.
To learn more, call the Extension Service at 885-3742.
Published in The Messenger 1.27.10