Cultural Arts event showcases winning entries by FCE clubs
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Cultural Arts
CONTESTANTS in the My Best Fashion Purchase, left, included Betty Morrow, (Casual Wear), left, and Jeri Ervin (Better Wear), right, both members of the Flint Springs FCE Club. The first-place winners will compete at the Eastern Region FCE Fashion Revue Sept. 17 in Knoxville.
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A number of Bradley County Family and Community Education Club members entered a variety of entries at the annual Bradley County FCE Cultural Arts competition. Guest speaker will be Bill Landry, known for “The Heartland Series” on Channel 10 WBIR in Knoxville.

Hostess for the annual Bradley County FCE Cultural Arts and Fashion Revue activities included members of the Creekwood FCE Club members including Jean Cross, Jo Ann Wrinkle, Marlene Davis, Jane Smith and Pat Michaels.

Jean Cross, Creekwood FCE president, and Bradley County FCE council treasurer, presided at the meeting for the Council President Cathy Shreve. Carol McClellan gave the devotion.

The Prospectors FCE Club members who were responsible for the registration of the event included Phyllis Narus, who served as chairperson, Brenda T. Park, Ann Gray and Sue Bancroft, who provided homemade bread for contest judges Mairlyn Turner, Janet Bunch, and Elizabeth Clark, UT Extension intern.

Taylors FCE member Mary Lou Woods’s first-place entry in Fine Art/Watercolor painting was also selected as Viewer’s Choice Award Winner.

Phyllis Narus, member of the Prospectors FCE Club, was first-place winner with Handcrafted Toy and winner in Knitting-Hand categories along with placing second in both Weaving-Loom and Crochet categories.

Brenda T. Park, Prospectors FCE member, was first place winner in three categories including Crochet, Quilted-Other and Weaving-Loom, and second-place in Knitting-Hand.

Mary Ann Cornelius, member of the Taylors FCE Club, was first place in the Quilted/Other-Wall Hanging category. Bennie Jenkins, member of the Taylors FCE Club, was first-place winner in the Quilts/Machine-pieced and hand-quilted category.

Doreen Johnson, Taylors FCE Club member, was first-place winner in the Beadwork category; and Cathy Shreve, Prospectors FCE member, was second place. JoAnn Wrinkle, Creekwood FCE member, took first place in the Photography-Color category. The first and second place winners will be eligible to complete at the regional level in Knoxville Monday Sept. 17 at the Rothchild Conference Center.

First-place winners in the Bradley County FCE Fashion Revue included Flint Springs FCE members, Jeri Ervin in the My Best Fashion Purchase: Better Dress category, and Betty Morrow in the My Best Fashion Purchase: Casual Wear category.

Several Taylors FCE club members, recognized for the “Move More” Walking program, included Mary Bagley, who walked 299.54 miles in a three month period; Bennie Jenkins, who walked 126 miles; Cathy Besing, who walked 122 miles; and Mary Ann Cornelius, who walked 97 miles.

A large amount of school supplies were brought in by members for their quarterly community service project. Several FCE members will be serving as volunteers with the Cultural Arts exhibits at the Foothills Country Fair later in July.

For information about FCE programs or membership, please contact the UT Extension-Bradley County office at 728-7001.