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HCE annual meeting is Tuesday

Mestas will perform as group celebrates its 75th anniversary

Published: Saturday, May 11, 2013 7:00 a.m. CDT
(Photo by Marianne Eisenbrandt)
Judy Wunderlich, Will County Association for Home and Community Education board first vice president, left, and Jeanette Johnson, board president, pose with a table decoration prepared for the organization’s annual meeting May 14

JOLIET—The Will County Association for Home and Community Education Annual Meeting will be held Tuesday, May 14, at the Farm Bureau Building, 100 Manhattan Road.

Registration is from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Billy’s Catering will provide the catered lunch, while a variety of pastries and a cake, commemorating the association’s 75th anniversary, will be provided by Fleckenstein’s Bakery in Mokena.

In keeping with the state theme, “The Many Hats of HCE,” each unit is asked to bring a decorated hat for a table decoration.

Renowned actress/singer Lori Mestas, of Mestas Musicals fame, will be the featured entertainment. She will portray various historical women who have exemplified making a positive difference in our nation.

Following lunch, the county’s Master Gardener Coordinator Nancy Kuhajda, will give the audience “Spring Gardening Tips for Will County.” In addition to being very informative, her talks are always delightfully entertaining.

The annual business meeting, a memorial service for deceased members, and the recognition of units with paid up dues are some of the planned activities.  Angela Hicks, State District 2/3 Director, will install the newly elected 2013-14 officers.

The event is open to the public, but reservations are strongly suggested.  Cost for non-members is $7 per guest.

For more information or to register call Jeanette at (815) 838-7924 or Mariana at (815) 727-9296.

Will County Association for Home and Community Education works with the University of Illinois Extension, sponsors programs and workshops of special interest to local residents, and provides volunteer leadership in adult and 4-H groups.

The association provides reliable unbiased information in all fields of home economics based on research of the University of Illinois and has locally planned lessons to meet its members’ needs.

Some of its objectives include helping homemakers spend time, energy and money wisely; maintaining and improving mental and physical well-being and better understanding of self and others; planning and serving attractive, nutritious meals and improving home making skills; and making homes and surroundings more attractive and comfortable and encouraging continuing education.

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