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Homemakers mark 66th Achievement Day

PROCTORVILLE — The Lawrence County Homemakers celebrated the gifts and skills of creativity during their 66th annual Achievement Day at Ohio University Proctorville.

The theme for the spring event this year was tulip time and began with a memorial service for deceased members by Anne Dobbins, publicity chairperson, followed by guest speaker Laurie Hogue of the Alzheimer Association.

Throughout the morning the many exhibits of knitting, crocheting, needlework, photography, quilting, craft, creative writing and scrapbooking were on display.

The county association is part of the Ohio Homemakers and Community Education that began in 1930 as an advocate for healthier and better lives for families and community.

Pola Maniskas, a member of the South Point council, offered a Christmas angel made out of a mop. It was an idea she picked up at a craft fair in Arizona made out of a combination of a doll and a mop. It brought in third prize for the event.

Besides crafts, she also does crocheting and needlepoint.

“It keeps your mind going, circulating,” she said.

Dolores Williams of Crown City taught herself quilting and gained a first place for her quilt with the Dresden Plate pattern Tuesday.

“If I see something, I have to try to see if I can make it myself,” Williams said. “It keeps me motivated and if I am down, it lifts me up.”