Nineteen Letcher County Extension Homemakers and guests attended the Quicksand Area Homemaker annual meeting on October 26 near Jackson. The theme for the meeting was “Homemakers Tying One On”, featuring aprons as décor. There were vintage aprons from Grandmother’s day on down to more modern varieties made from recycled blue jeans.
The agenda for this meeting included a history of aprons in the American home and as part of our cultural heritage, viewing of the area cultural arts entries, a business meeting and a delicious catered luncheon.
Letcher County’s Cultural Arts entries were: Ruth Shackleford, soft sculpture bunny, blue ribbon, and seasonal decoration, red ribbon; Virginia Back, crewel work pillow, blue ribbon; Dorothy Miles, painted lamp shade, blue ribbon; Judith Vermillion, color photography, blue ribbon; and Jean Hampton, handpieced and hand-quilted quilt, blue ribbon.
With 19 people attending, Letcher County brought home the “traveling attendance trophy” for the second year in a row. The trophy was begun in 1988 by Letcher County’s own Loretta Banks, when she served as area Homemaker president. The county with the largest delegation attending the area meeting gets to keep the trophy for a year.
Letcher Countians attending were: Stella Elam, Virginia Caudill, Ann Bradley, Frances Day, Virginia Amburgey, Vernell Mullins, Opal Duke, Joann Adams, Betty Eldridge, Nona Roark, Linda Hatton, Ruth Shackleford, Marcia Caudill, Dana Smith, Doreen Calhoun, Mary Jo Blair, Irene Jent, Betty Calhoun, Mary Jo Blair, Irene Jent, Betty Hatton and Benjie Smith.