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Extension Homemakers raise funds for ACS

March 26, 2023 at 4:00 a.m.
Peggy Barnett, left, and Loretta Johnston recognize cancer survivors. - Submitted photo

Garland County Extension Homemakers Clubs, led by Peggy Barnett of Park Heights Club, sponsored a Relay for Life luncheon on Feb. 18 at the Garland County Fairgrounds to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.

The event raised $1,822. The majority of the EHC clubs were present for the luncheon, a news release said.

The theme was Relay Re-United and tables were decorated in past event themes.

Loretta Johnson recognized cancer survivors who were present for the luncheon.

The entertainment was provided by Shawn Crane "who played his guitar and sang some very thoughtful beautiful songs," the release said.

Linda Houk, a cancer survivor and a volunteer at CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs, was the guest speaker. "She gave a very inspiring talk concerning her early life to present day," the release said.

"After many months of making a quilt and selling raffle tickets the Crazy Quilters held their drawing for it. All proceeds from the raffle were donated to the Relay. Bracken Knott-Debord was the winner of the beautiful handmade quilt," it said.

Kathy Nelson of Loyal Ladies held a tea cup auction of donated items by the clubs to add to the fund. Carol Roberson and Karen Nooner sold luminaries to add to the fund.

The catering committee for EHC "served a very delicious lunch that was enjoyed by all attendees," the release said.

Visit Alison Crain at the Cooperative Extension Service office at 236 Woodbine or call her at 501-623-6841 for information about joining an Extension Homemakers club.

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