Mississippi HomemakersCraft enthusiasts win ribbons, move on to state fair

Published 11:00 pm Friday, September 21, 2012

More than a dozen crafts enthusiasts took home awards last week from the Warren County Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers Cultural Arts/Exhibit Day at the Warren County Extension Service office.

The winners will advance to the Mississippi State Fair in October.

Ardiss Marshall serves as the president of the local group and said the exhibit is once a year and is open to members and nonmembers.

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“We have four clubs within the county that meet once a month,” Ardiss said.

She said that the meetings consist of leadership training workshops, educational programs and business meetings.

The overall winner came from the knitting category as Julia Blake won the honor with a knitted sweater.

“It was my grandmother who taught me how to knit when I was around 8 years old,” Blake said.

Blake said her grandmother, Margaret Carlson, was a longtime member of the Homemaker Volunteers Club in Warren County and it was Ardiss who encouraged her to enter.

Blake said she was not a member of the club but that she has attended several of the programs offered by the Warren County Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers.

Overall winner of the fresh fruits and vegetable category was Gloria Smith for her canned pears.

For more information about the Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers visit msucares.com/mhv.