Homemakers’ group plans annual event
By Marianne Eisenbrandt For The Herald-News October 12, 2012 2:28PM
Will County Home and Community Education Association board members Jeanette Johnson (from left), and Marilyn McManimen prepare for the organization's annual International, Cultural Enrichment and Membership Day, which will be Tuesday. | Marianne Eisenbr
Updated: November 15, 2012 6:06AM
JOLIET—The Will County Home & Community Education Association’s annual International, Cultural Enrichment and Membership Day will be Tuesday at the Farm Bureau Building, 100 Manhattan Road.
Registration is from 9:30 to 10 a.m. A catered lunch, which will feature a Caribbean theme because the organization’s country of study is Trinidad and Tobago, will be provided.
The afternoon’s entertainment will highlight the country of study.
The event is open to the public, but registration is required. To register or for more information, call Mariana at 815-727-9296 or Jeanette at 815-838-7924.
Among the activities scheduled are reports given by committee chairs and the recognition of new members.
Handcrafted cultural enrichment handcrafted displays made by members will also be judged. The emphasis is on heritage crafts. Winning entries will be sent to the annual 2013 State Conference, to be held in March in Effingham.
A collection of items for the Illinois Veteran’s Home in Manteno will also be taken. Items the home is in need of include stamps, envelopes, phone cards, stationary, soft soap, after shave, deodorant sticks, snack foods (individually wrapped), microwave popcorn, videos, 2013 calendars, books, women’s items and new large size clothing.
The association is an organization of local homemakers who meet monthly in groups throughout the county.
Lessons are received from the University of Illinois and given to local units by an educator. Lessons range from gardening to cooking, as well as citizenship and health-related topics.