The Tishomingo County Homemakers played host to the Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers Northeast Fall Area Meeting on Thursday, September 21, held at the Iuka Youth Center. The event drew participants …
The Tishomingo County Homemakers played host to the Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers Northeast Fall Area Meeting on Thursday, September 21, held at the Iuka Youth Center. The event drew participants from six counties in the northeast district. Registration commenced at 9 AM, and the meeting was called to order at 9:30 by Dixie Bowles, the Senior Director for Northeast MS MHV, representing Pontotoc County.
Linda Hester, President of the Tishomingo County MHV Council, extended a warm welcome to all attendees, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by Lynda Smith from Pontotoc County. Gail Senn of Tishomingo County delivered the devotional, and the MHV Collect was led by Mary Clark from Itawamba County.
Christi Houston, Junior Director for Northeast Mississippi MHV from Prentiss County, conducted a roll call of the counties in attendance. The meeting featured updates from MHV State President Lillian Edney and North MS MHV Coordinator Jennifer Russell. Dr. Curt Lacy, MSU Extension Interim Associate Director for County Operations, provided an update from Mississippi State University.
A break was scheduled at 10:15, allowing attendees to enjoy refreshments and capture county pictures. Following the break, Gail Senn, a member of Tishomingo County MHV, introduced the guest speaker, Sonya Sanderson from the MS Tobacco-Free Coalition of Prentiss & Tishomingo Counties. Sanderson delivered an informative presentation on e-cigarettes and their harmful effects.
The meeting continued with announcements from Senior Director Dixie Bowles, and Tishomingo County MHV members oversaw the distribution of door prizes. Program evaluations were conducted by Tishomingo County MHV members, and closing remarks were delivered by Tishomingo County MHV Council President Linda Hester.
The MHV Creed was led by Callie Lay, a member from Marshall County MHV, and the meeting adjourned at 11:40. The event provided an excellent opportunity for fellowship among attendees, and Tishomingo County was proud to host the area meeting. Special thanks were extended to Gail Senn for her efforts in decorating the venue, Freida Bishop for her diligent work in assembling welcome bags, and all donors who contributed items for the welcome bags and door prizes. The meeting's success was the result of the hard work and dedication of all Tishomingo County MHV members involved.
Pictured left to right: MSU Extension Agent Zach Yow, Homemakers Barbara Pardue, Linda Hester, Freida Bishop, Betty Hickey, Gail Senn, and MSU Extension Agent Emily Vestal.