Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, January 17, 1981, Image 98

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    ClO—Lancaster Farming, Saturday, January 17,1981
Sixty-Second Annual Farm
Women Convention got
under way Monday morning
at the Forum of the
Education Building with
over 500 Farm Women in
Helen Hess, who is now
serving in her second year of
a three-year term as state
president, welcomed the
members and guests who
represented 4112 farm
women from 18 counties to
what has been termed the
largest convention in four
Penrose Hallowell,
Sec ♦.ary of Agriculture,
was jn hand to welcome the
women to Harrisburg and
the Farm Show and to
commend them both in
dividually and collectively
for their efforts through the
many societies.
The Monday morning
session was filled with
election of officers and
reports of county and state
presidents. Following this,
the state officers payed a
tribute to deceased Farm
Women placing a
ceremonial flower in a vase
for each member
The convention which
lasted into Tuesday af
ternoon, featured a banquet
Monday night and a business
Wenger speaks at banquet
ballroom of the Penn Harris
Motor Inn was wall to wall
Farm Women as 541
members gathered tor their
annual banquet, Monday
Mrs D Merle Baughman,
acting as hostess for the
event, reported an inciease
of over bO members from
last year’s banquet.
Speaker for the evening
was Dr J. Calvin Wenger ot
Lancaster County Wenger,
Convention Monday night at their annual banquet.
Entomology honors awarded
Collxson of Val Verde Drive,
Pennsylvania Furnace,
Centre County, captured
first place in the first-year
entomology classes at the
65th Farm Show.
Winner for second-year
members was Beth Frank ot
Second Avenu\ Dun
cansville, Blair County. She
was winner of the tirst-yeai
division at last year s Farm
Virginia Smith of But
lonwood Farm Road,
Women Societies hold 62nd convention
The annual Farm Women Convention got underway Monday morning with
over 500 members present. Here are three presidents: Opal Ruhl of Lancaster,
Marine Steinmetz of Lebanon and Kathryn McCorkte of Franklin County,
receiving awards for increasing memberships in their counties.
session on Tuesday For
more details of these events,
look for various other stories
in this and other sections of
Lancaster Farming.
Monday’s business session
began that afternoon with
speaker Dr Richard Can
the minister tor the Lan
caster Church of the
Brethren, delivered a
message entitled ' From
Where I Stand ” Filled with
amusing anecdotes and
peppered with jokes, the
message was a plea tor the
women to accept people tor
what they are because ac
cording to Wenger, We’ie
all different in many ways ’
Wenger, who has a
chiropractor practice in
Lancaster is married to
Shirley Wenger ot Society ‘>4,
Millersville, Lancaster
County, was declared winner
in the third-year division.
Sylvia Royer, of R 4,
Lebanon, Lebanon County,
was winner of the class tor
fourth-year member. She
also was a winner at last
year's Farm Show.
Class I
First year 4 H club member
i Craig Coliison 233 Val Verda Dr Pi
Furnace Centre 2 Bmt A Pf> j PJ 1
Bo* 251 Penna Fuff icn ter fre
S*eve Messier 410 Rosewood C> Pj
Furnace Centre * j-in Po u S
Mam $t Pme L»rrve Schmid ‘ ’ 4<
Parker bJ BtJvet y Mve L LansdowtiC
field, from the Keys to
Better Living Radio
Program. His message,
Keys to Happiness, included
seven keys the women might
follow in their quest to reach
the Farm Women motto,
• for happiness.” Included
Entertainment was
provided by Cathy Parson ot
Shippensburg accompanied
by Helen (Sammy) Martin
Following introduction of
officers and guests, table
decorations were awarded to
members Baskets ot truit
and home-sewn chickens
were supplied by Chester
and Fulton counties
Cross pens were placed at
the head table by Sperry-
New Holland as favors tor
Class 2
Second year 4 H club member
1 Beth Franks 929 Second Ave
Duncansville Blair 2 Susan Nebegen
RD3 Box 388 Altoona Blur 3 Chn*
Cook Fotcralt Dclavnre 4 John
Deardortf RD2 Box 2748 Grove City
Mercer 5 Brian Kelly RDI Box 166
Tyrone Blatr
Class 3
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amongst these were
character, knowledge,
patience, piety, brotherly
love, self control and
You’re becoming
tomorrow what you’re
thinking today and you re
the otticers The Pioneer
Hybrid Seed Company
placed paring knives at each
table setting toi members
Tuesday morning at the Farm Women Convention saw the election of three
new officers. They are: Dorothy Pyle, state secretary: Dorothy Strickler, state
director and Lourene Tate, state director.
Farm Women Societies ot
Pennsylvania nominated a
state secretary and two state
directors at their annual
business meeting Tuesday,
Room E ot the Farm Show
Elected were Dorothy
Pyle, Greene County as state
secretaiy, and Dorothy
Sti ickler, Berks County, and
laiui ent Tate ol Adams
County as stale du ecloi s
Pyle. ot Society 2, is the
wite ut George Pyle and has
t- -vl
becoming today what you’ve
exposed to yesterday,”
Canfield reminded the
Next, Cindy Neely, state
dairy princess, told the
women of her work in dairy
Following the princess,
were presentations of
awards Three counties
received awards for in
creasing membership They
were. Lancaster, Franklin
and Lebanon.
Next were awards for the
state project (.crocheting)
and the youth project (open
to any grandchild between
ages land 18).
The projects, divided into
three categories, were on
display at the banquet that
evening A first prize went to
Edythe Kreamer of Lebanon
County, Society 18 tor her
christening dress.
Another first went to
Maybelle Shughart in the
sweater and capes category
tor the beige coat she
crocheted. Shughart is from
Cumberland County, Society
The third category was
that ot a large bedspread.
First place went to June
Zimmerman ot Lebanon
County, Society 21)
Hess reported twelve
counties participating in the
project with each tirst place
winner receivmg plaques.
Sixty-three children
participated in the youth
project. Each piece (pain
tings, cratts, or drawings)
received a citation tor
The last awards ot the day
went to those members who
have reached the age ot 9U.
Six women qualified and
Farm Women
elect officers
..... . . b hters She has
served as 4-H leader tor 12
years and is a member of the
Jefferson Methodist Church.
Stnckler, Society 7, is
married to Wilbur Stnckler
and they have been tanning
tor 35 years. This PFA
member has been in Farm
Women Society 7 tor twelve
Louiene Tate ot Adams
County is in Society 2 Tate,
wite ol Richard Tale, has
been a member since 1975
Frances Koss, acting as
received a gold locket
Tne final bit of business
Monday was introduction of
scholarship winner, Jean
Jordan ot Felton, Penn
sylvania. Jean is a
sophomore at Indiana
University of Pennsylvania
studying home economics
Jill Landis, another
scholarship recipient, was
introduced at the banquet
She is a junior at Indiana
University studying home
economics and consumer
merchandise. Jill hopes to
land a job in Ulterior design
upon graduation.
The scholarships are from
the Flora Black Scholarship
Fund which was established
in 1960 for chddren and
grandchildren of members,
living or deceased of the
Society of Farm Women of
The scholarships which
normally go to tour girls or
guys every year, were
divided among three girls
this year.
The third girl, Sharon
Oiler ot Newville, is a
treshman at Messiah
Next year’s project will be
a quilting project. Deadline
date is November. The youth
project tor 1981 is open to
both children and grand
Hess, supplying comment
on the convention said, fhe
women just love to come
borne come trom the tar
western part ot the state and
they have to pay tor buses on
their own, so they must
really enjoy it Everybody
loves to get together and
share things and have a good
time and to fellowship
state secretary and Nancy
Bennetch, state secretary,
delivered year-end reports
to members followed by
committee reports.
Among the new business
discussed was the passing ot
a new by-law allowing tor
removal ot otficers it duties
are not performed m a
•satisfactory manner.”
The business meeting
concluded the Sixty-Second
Annual Convention ot Farm
Women Societies tor lt)81