Mary McCann was recognized for her tenure as being the Lincoln County Association for Family and Community Education (FCE) coordinator for Reading Buddies in Lincoln County, at their International Meeting held on Dec. 6, at the Lincoln County Extension Center in Troy. Vivian Cody Lincoln County FCE council president presented the certificate of appreciation to McCann.
England is the international country that the Lincoln County FCE members have learned about in 2017. The day began with a carry in English lunch and ended with a program on England, presented by FCE member Ramona Irvine.
Some of the favorite dishes were beef Wellington, shepherd’s pie, Yorkshire salad, bubble and squeak, Queen Elizabeth’s birthday cake, scones and jam, and of course tea. The Brits drink 165 million cups of tea each day.
Vivian Cody presided over the business meeting and Ramona Irvine gave the treasurer’s report. Thought for the Day was name what you are thankful for and roll call was what is your favorite Christmas song?
The clothing that the FCE members donated last fall was given to the Millwood School.
East Central District Spring FCE meeting will be April 27 in St. Charles County and Lincoln County will host the East Central Fall FCE meeting on October 10, 2018.
Dorothy Cody and Ramona Irvine won the door prizes for the day.
Mika, the citizenship monkey, reminds all fourth graders in Lincoln County that the FCE artwork/essay contest on citizenship is winding down and their entries will be picked up at the schools within the next two weeks. The entries will be judged and the top one will be sent on for district, state and national competition. The national winners will receive Visa gift cards in the amount of $250 for first, $150 for second, and $50 for third. This contest is held each year to encourage students to strive for excellence and creativity in reading, writing, and drawing skills among children using the “Six Pillars of Character”.