Preceding the BCEB meeting, Sherrie from Plants Etc. presented a program on herb planting. Michelle from Natures Wonders gave a talk on Herb Health. Tamara Allen, extension agent, made a salad called tabulee, that included parsley, tomatoes, onion and bulgar wheat. All presentations were very interesting and speakers answered questions asked by members.
Emily Woodard opened the Boone County Extension Board meeting Wednesday, June 23, at 10 a.m. Nancy Sharp read the minutes from the Feb. 2 meeting. Faye Carter gave the treasurer’s report. All RADA knives and all the pecans are sold. The Million Meals for Arkansas project is still going for another year. Last year one million, seven hundred thousand meals were provided. Putting dimes in small water bottles is one way to collect the money. The Extension Homemakers clubs are one of the largest volunteer groups in Arkansas. Many of the members have been making masks this past year. We welcome any suggestions for recruiting new members. We will be able to have the Country Store at the fairs this year. This is one of our biggest fundraisers. It is located in the Exhibit building. We will be selling pecans and RADA knives at the country store as well as craft items, cookies, brownies, etc.
Baked goods will be allowed to be entered into the fair this year. A quilt workshop is planned for Feb. 22,2022. There will be a planning meeting in July. Rhonda Laborde is working on plans for the workshop. Allen’s sister is retiring and will help with the quilt workshop. Fair judging school is July 15. Entry will need to be in by July 2 and food ordered. Cost is $22 for food, manual and pin with your name and designate you’re a judge. Our new EHC books should be ready in August.
Club Audits must be done in July. Volunteer hours for the past year need to be turned in. Up to date membership and officers lists are due in July. Volunteer hours cannot be counted if they are turned in to another organization. Members who have passed away will be recognized in the newsletter if Allen is given the information. Allen felt members should be recognized every five years after they have been in EHC for 50 years. New books are $5 but hopefully we can get them at a cheaper rate. The July program at club meetings will be on stress. Meeting adjourned.
—Submitted by Nancy Sharp