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Woman’s Club members attend state convention

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The General Federation of Woman’s Clubs held its state convention April 10 through 13 at the Brown Hotel in Louisville. Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown members who attended included Jackie Ball, Bobbie Dille, Betty Sue French, Betty Jackson, Maritza Johnson, Regina Lancaster, Cora Ellen McKinley, Andrea McWright and Diane Willis, past president. Willis serves as fourth district governor and in 2013 won the Most Outstanding Governor Award. This year she received Kentucky Most Outstanding Clubwoman.

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The Arts and Crafts State Competition is always a popular contest for club members. The entries have to win at the district level before entering the state contest. Seven club members were district winners and five of those placed second or third in state competition. Members included Betty Sue French, scrapbooking; Diane McCamish, oil painting; Diane McCamish, water color painting; Gail Hinton, wearable art; and Nora Sweat, ceramic Easter egg dish.

In the student arts and crafts contest, Tyler Rohiff from Central Hardin High School won second place in water color painting and Susanna McCray from Fort Knox High School won second place in computer design. Natalie Fiepke from Elizabethtown High School was Fourth District fourth place in oil color painting.

Elementary to high school-age students competed in the short story and poetry contests and the Elizabethtown club had approximately 50 entries. Schools represented were Heartland Elementary School, St. James Catholic Regional School, Panther Place After School Program and home school students. There were two first-place winners in two categories of poetry and one second-place winner in the poetry contest. In student short story the winners won first place in both third and fourth categories and a third place win in the fourth category short story.

The Elizabethtown club also received the following awards, 100 percent score card, first place in conservation, International Outreach Partnership Program, public issues and domestic violence awareness; second place for history, home life, International Outreach Community Service Program, and press book; and third place for arts community service, education and membership.