Osage County OCHE members attend district meeting

Donna RobbinsSpecial to the J-C
Osage County OCHE members attend district meeting

Osage County’s Oklahoma Home and Community Education groups attended the Northeast District meeting in Miami, Okla. on March 24. Osage County had members from the Sand Creek club and the Burbank club were in attendance.

This year’s theme was Famous Oklahomans.

The ladies had a great time attending the workshops. Gum Drop Roses in the Bell Starr room were a favorite. Low-Cost Clean and Green in the Maria Tallchief room was another favorite.

Carla Parker said, “I absolutely loved the recipes and cleaning information I received from the class.”

Once the workshops were over everybody headed to the dining room for a variety of salads, vegetables, a variety of meats, and dessert.

While having lunch and visiting over local county history and “the good ole days,” the ladies were serenaded by Randy Lunsford from Grove, OK.

Randy sang some great oldies like Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra.

After lunch nearly 350 ladies from the Northeast District gathered for the awards ceremony and the keynote speaker, Eric Epperson.

There were many different county highlights and Osage County shined with many great programs. Osage County OHCE hosted “Meet & Greet” during the 100 Year Extension Celebration. Sand Creek participated in the National Indian Taco Cook-Off and also partnered with the spring livestock show and 4-H camp, providing baked goods and other food items. They also donated personal care items to the local “free clinic.”

The OHCE District Meeting was a great way to celebrate 80 years of OHCE service to families, communities and the state of Oklahoma. These groups have really made an impact on the history of our county and will continue to do so in the future.