Madison County Homemakers and Community Leaders
CELEBRATION DAY 2016
Rainbow Mountain Club
The Rainbow Mt Homemakers of Madison County got into the Christmas Spirit by decorating a Christmas Tree as part of the “Downtown Madison Christmas Magic.” They chose a fun homemaker theme of kitchen items such as tea sets, red and white pots and pans and red, white and green kitchen utensils. They completed the decorations with white lights and icicles of silverware. In addition, they added small laminated signs to capture their club’s tenets such as leadership, mentoring, friendship and education. Club member Mary Millhouse relates that “we just wanted to be part of our town’s Christmas festivities and tell the community about our club.” The members were very surprised to find out that their tree had been voted as “most whimsical.” They are hoping to participate again next holiday season and are already thinking of fun decorating themes!
Madison County 2016 Year in Review
Madison County Homemakers started 2016 with our annual Celebration Day-an event to recognize all our accomplishments from the previous year. Our theme this year was “A Woman’s Heart” and we had a cardiac care nurse as our speaker. There were 82 ladies present. Some of the awards given were “Woman of the Year” (Patty Sheppard), Outstanding Homemaker (our first tie-Glenda Patterson and Nancy Kitchens) and Heart of Homemakers (Martha Sparks).
Our next event was our Spring Event held on April 28 at the Madison County Nature Trail. We had 37 people attend and we all enjoyed a delicious Barbeque lunch. Tom Howell, a local beekeeper, presented an informative program on bees and the benefits of local honey. Several of the ladies attending did the ACWW walk around the beautiful lake at the Nature Trail.
Our County Council meetings have featured some interesting speakers. In March Amanda Maples from the Huntsville Botanical Gardens presented a program on Butterflies and Butterfly Gardens. In June we had a speaker from the Hudson Alpha Institute of Biotechnology who spoke on Genetics and Genomics-Current Efforts and Initiatives.
We are very proud of the work we do for our community. Some of the projects we are involved in are Care and Comfort for Military (collecting items for our troops), collecting plastic bottle caps and recycling them to be made into paint buckets, collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House, collecting children’s books to be given out to the families of newborn babies, making mats out of plastic grocery bags for the homeless, and providing food for Rose of Sharon, a local charity that feeds the underprivileged.
We look forward to our annual Cultural Arts event in September. We have so many talented ladies and there are so many beautiful crafts to admire!
We are proud of the 8 clubs that make up our Madison County Homemakers and Community Leaders. We work hard and really feel that we are all leaders in our community!
Cultural Arts, September 22, 2016
2016 Scholarship Winner
Thank You Note from Sidney's mother