Bradley County Family and Community Education Club members submitted a variety of entries at the annual Bradley County FCE Cultural Arts competition recently.
Cathy Shreve, the Bradley County FCE Council president, presided at the meeting. JoAnn Wrinkle gave the devotion. Kathryn Ervin and Kathy Hayes served as judges for the event.
Hostesses for the activities included members of the Creekwood FCE Club: Jean Cross, Wrinkle, Marlene Davis, Flow Mintey, Carol McClellan and Pat Michaels. The Prospectors FCE Club members who were responsible for the registration of the event included Phyllis Narus, who served as chairman, Brenda Derryberry, Ann Gray and Shreve.
June Parks, Taylors FCE member, won first place with her Fine Art Painting/ Pastels and Acrylics entry. It was also selected as Viewer’s Choice award winner. Narus was first-place winner with Crochet and Linda Humphreys, Flint Springs FCE member, was second-place winner. In the knitting-hand category, first-place winner was Narus with Judy Bowlin winning second place with third-place winner Pauline Cartwright, both Taylors FCE club members.
Parks was first-place winner in both Photography-Color and Photography-Black and White. Narus was first-place winner in both Rug Making and Weaving-Loom categories with Brenda Derryberry, Prospectors FCE member, as second-place winner. Doreen Johnson, Taylors FCE, was first-place winner in the Beadwork category.
The first- and second-place winners will be eligible to complete at the regional level in Knoxville Sept. 23 at the Rothchild Conference Center.
Winners in the Bradley County FCE Fashion Revue My Best Fashion Purchase: Better Dress included Flint Springs FCE members, Betty Morrow, first place, and Jeri Ervin, second place. Inquirers FCE member, Phyllis Callaway, was first-place winner in the Constructed Better Dress category.
Two Taylors FCE club members recognized for the “Walk Across Tennessee-Move More” walking program included Mary Bagley, who walked 234 miles in a two-month period, and Bennie Jenkins, who walked 105 miles. Other FCE members recognized included Bowlin, Shreve and Cross.
A large number of school supplies and items for the Bowls for Hope project 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, contact the UT Extension-Bradley County office at 728-7001.