Bittersweet Banquet

Tuesday evening was the annual CFEL Fall meeting and banquet.  There are currently two Extension Clubs active in our County. 

CFEL members view stunning quilts.


This year’s fall themed banquet speaker was Rose.  Rose, a talented seamstress, shared a quilt trunk show with the ladies.  Everyone enjoyed seeing the beautiful variety of quilts Rose has made.

A and B holding up the Mardi Gras Quilt.


The County Historian, gave the Historian Report.  This report is submitted by both Clubs and gave a review of activities the ladies did in the last year.  Two members shared their experience from this year’s State Convention.

V and B have been CFEL Members 40 years. D and B 25 years.


The banquet featured award winners.  Several ladies received pins for 25 and 40 years of membership.  State level reading certificates were also handed out for the number of books and magazines read by an individual in a year’s time.   

Reading Award Winners!


The banquet was bitter sweet.  After 72 years of service to the community the Hand-E-Hands Club has decided to disband at the end of 2011. The primary reason for ending our Club is because active enrollment has diminished over the years.  It is also sad to say that the last Charter member of the Hand-E-Hands passed away last week.

This event gave members the opportunity to come together and celebrate CFEL fellowship and enjoy a banquet meal.  Quilts, laughter and memories made this year’s banquet unforgettable.
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6 Responses to Bittersweet Banquet

  1. Diana Landis says:

    It was bittersweet and sad for us. We will miss the ladies of Hand-E-Hands. best wishes to all of you.

    • Robyn says:

      Thank You Diana. It is sad that the fast pace of life and health issues can have such a dramatic change on the dynamics our community.

  2. Bittersweet for sure! But what beautiful women and quilt. I am alway inspired by quilters. I just don’t have the patience!

  3. Candy C. says:

    It’s a shame that our fast-paced world has had such an impact on organizations that could mean so much to women of all ages.

  4. Lynn says:

    I visited with Janet C. in Rapid the other day, and she told me that it was your last year as a club………it is a shame that this has to happen…….guess it is just another change we must get use to………..thanks for the 72 years of service to the community!

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