Teter CEOS donate “Blankets of Hope” to St. Joseph’s residents


BUCKHANNON  Teter CEOS met on October 21 at the WVU Extension Office for lunch and a regular meeting.

President Cindy Raffety called the meeting to order and thanked Vonnie Hager and Millie Hornbeck as hostesses of the day for the wonderful lunch and beautiful fall decorations. Kay Wayts led the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag followed by the Lord’s Prayer. Minutes of the September meeting were approved as read. Due to the absence of Treasurer Iris Mae Swecker, there was no report.

The group sang Happy Birthday to Carol Biser, Cheryl Gaunt, Justine Woody, and Vonnie Hager. County Council was postponed until October 27 due to the parking lot being paved. Hats and gloves for Headstart are due December 1 at the extension office. The ornament is due November 1 for the Christmas ornament contest. Judging will be November 3 and ornaments will be on display at the First Community Bank until Christmas.

Club standing committee forms are due to the County Chairman November 30. Kathy Black asked for volunteers to help distribute Thanksgiving food at the Parish House the week of November 15. Discussion was held as to how the group could help with the homeless of Upshur County. Black will be in contact with the Parish House and report at the November meeting.

Debbie Hinkle displayed the 16 prayer shawls that she personally crocheted for “Blankets of Hope” to be given to the residents of the third floor at St. Joseph’s Hospital for Christmas.

Hinkle had the lesson for the day, “The importance of nature to our health and well-being.” She stressed the importance of sharing nature with the younger generation and getting the children out in nature.

Janet Smith, chairperson for the December meeting will report the activity and where it will be held at the November meeting. The date will be December 2, 2021 and hostesses for the meeting will be Cathy DeBarr and Millie Hornbeck. It will be held at the WVU Extension Office at noon. Door prizes were won by Patty McComas, Cathy Chipps, Cindy Raffety, and Penny Haymond.

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