The members of the Ranch Hiway Club of the Blanco County EEA met February 5 in the Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church, with President Linda Baylis presiding. Both of the hostesses had an opening reading for the club; Bea Ellison's was a humorous "Tater People" and Earnestine Kincaid's was an inspirational "Predictions for 2008". Members answered Roll Call with a description of their favorite trip; answers indicated it is a well traveled group.
Volunteers who helped with the Fat Stock Show gave a good report on the show and brought thanks from the youth who participated.
At the January Council meeting, the Wimberley Glass Works was selected for the Spring Trip on May 2. The Spring Luncheon, with all clubs in the county participating, will be April 24 at the Gem of the Hills; the serving time will be from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 noon. Recipes are due by the March meeting. The event this year will include a Country Store.
The District 10 Spring Conference will be March 18 in Luling, Texas.
President Linda Baylis presented her resignation to the club since she is moving to Lockhart. The resignation was accepted with great regret. Vice President Gwen Risinger will serve as President for the remainder of the year and Leona Smylie will serve as Vice President and Program Chairman. Gwen Risinger presented an interesting program on the evolution of the minting of U.S. coins.
Valentine surprises and birthday gifts were exchanged and the hostesses served delicious refreshments from a lovely Valentine motif table.
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