Homemakers celebrate club year, Flag Day

Published 10:11 am Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Members and guests of the Windsor Homemaker’s Club marked the end of the group’s year with a picnic on Tuesday, which was also Flag Day. Meeting under the shelter at Robinson Park, the 25 people were treated to a patriotic-themed event, complete with red, white and blue-iced cupcakes and decorations.

Dot Gwaltney said their organization was born out of the Home Demonstration Club, which was once part of the Extension service in the area. Years later, the original group fell to the wayside.

But, said Gwaltney, “We just continued to meet.”

For the past club year, Lee Miller has been president of the 30-year-old group. Meeting the second Tuesday of each month, the homemakers are involved in what Miller called charitable works, such as putting flags on the graves at military cemeteries, giving donations to the Geneieve Shelter and presenting scholarships. “Things like that,” Miller added.

Hostesses for the recent occasion were: Betty Hardy, who said she’s been involved for 18 or 19 years; Mary Ann Moore, seven years; Grace Howell and Mary Francis Rhodes, who said they’ve been members “a long time.”

The club resumes meeting in September.