“A Fascination with Spring” was recently attended by approximately 50 Clinton County Homemakers members and guests.
A fascinator is a headpiece, a style of millinery. Fascinators were originally a type of lightweight knitted head-covering. Since the 1990s the term refers to a form of formal headwear worn as an alternative to the hat; it is usually a large decorative design attached to a band or clip, sometimes incorporating a base to resemble a miniature hat, in which case it may be called a hatinator.
The ladies wore various styles of hats and fascinators to the event.
The Planning committee of Jean Singleton, Sue Fahrubel, Beverly Drapalik, Liz Jordan, Judy Grosvenor, Margaret McKibben and Jane Walker did an outstanding job.
The tables were decorated with teapots and fresh flower arrangements. There were tea themed name tags and table favors for the guest. The Tea Table was full of beautifully displayed tea sandwiches, fruits and desserts. Each attendee brought a special cup and saucer to use for the Tea,
Each spring, the Homemakers plan an awards celebration. Officers are recognized from the past year and the upcoming year. A local community group is selected by the Homemaker members to be awarded a monetary gift to help with their particular need.
This year, “Go Baby Go” was the recipient of this award. This is a project under the Clinton County Help Me Grow Program. A young child who has motor skill needs is given a modified a “vehicle” that is designed and made by physically challenged Engineering students at Wright State University.
The fortunate child, who receives this vehicle to use for approximately a year, is studied for their particular need and abilities. Their new “ ride” is a joy to their life. Pam Stephens received the award in behalf of the Help Me Grow program.
There have only been two “vehicles” made for Clinton County so far. They were both funded by local car dealerships.
Timothy Larrick was the guest speaker for the evening. Mr. Larrick shared the information regarding McCarty Gardens in Sabina. The garden center will be having a grand opening celebration. Everyone was invited to attend and see the products and services available under the new ownership.
Mr. Larrick brought several new types of plants available and gave gardening success tips for this area.