Providing concessions for the upcoming annual Handmade Holiday Treasures Craft Show as a fund raiser for their club has been the main topic of discussion for the last two meetings of WoHeLo Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS). The club will also have a table on the main floor from which to sell handmade craft items and home-baked goodies.
On Saturday, Nov. 5, members will be providing soup and hot dogs for visitors to the Craft Show which is being held at the First Church of God in Point Pleasant at 2401 Jefferson Avenue. The menu consists of freshly made Vegetable Beef Soup meat by French City Meats, hot dogs with all the trimmings, and a variety of chips, plus the usual water, pop, and hot coffee, all at reasonable prices for the Holiday Shoppers. Soup can be purchased by the bowl to be eaten on site or by the quart to take home.
In their September meeting, WoHeLo members received training on Food Handling Safety from Jeff Fowler of the Mason County Health Department. Soup will be prepared on site by selected club members the day prior to the craft show.
Vendors will begin selling their crafts by 10 a.m., Nov. 5. Proceeds from the craft show will enable CEOS to carry out its programs for the upcoming year, programs which include 4-H Camp scholarships, 4-H Senior Awards, Breast Cancer Awareness support, Outdoor Youth Expo outreach, and other areas of community involvement.
Prior to their Oct. 12 meeting, WoHeLo members enjoyed a tour of the “Bodies Revealed” exhibit being held through December at the Bossard Library in Gallipolis, Ohio. This was followed with lunch in the meeting room of Courtside Bar & Grill.
Following lunch, President Marie Mayes called the meeting to order and distributed agendas and newsletters. The lesson, given by Janelle Erwin, was entitled “How to Train Your Brain,” a timely subject inasmuch as the group had just visited “Bodies Revealed” and were privileged to see actual preserved brains on display.
Janelle pointed out that our brain has an ability to adapt and change, regardless of age, so there’s no such thing as “old dogs can’t learn new tricks.” Repetition strengthens the signals that our brains use to make our bodies work. Ways to stimulate the brain include working puzzles, trying something new, reading something we’re interested in, and engaging in aerobic exercise. Interesting facts about our brains include: they weigh around three pounds, are 80 percent water, contain 100 billion neurons (nerve cells) and the female has a bigger brain than the male.
Members attending the October meeting included: Marie Mayes, President; Betty McCoy, Vice President; April Pyles, Secretary/Reporter; Janelle Erwin, Treasurer; Desire Sparks, Parliamentarian; Doris Duncan, Betty Mayes, and newest member, Jason Mayes.
The Nov. 9 meeting of WoHeLo CEOS will be held at Rio Grande’s Bob Evans, beginning at 11 a.m. Guests are invited to attend. For more information, please contact April Pyles at 304-675-6485.
Submitted by Club Reporter April Pyles.