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Homemakers to meet June 14

The Mountain View Homemakers Club will meet Thursday, June 14, to hear Terry Shaaf of CSU Extension for Archuleta County discuss the latest information about food safety and storage. This meeting is of special importance because each member in attendance will vote on the eight nonprofits to receive funds from the annual fund-raising auction on July 12. Last year, the group was able to give each chosen organization a $500 check.

All interested women are urged to arrive at about 11:30 a.m. to vote, to visit and to set out the covered-dish lunch at the Extension Building on the fairgrounds. Lunch begins promptly at noon, followed by what promises to be a very interesting presentation, especially with picnics and summer parties coming up. The meeting usually lasts until about 2 p.m. Those who plan to donate items for the July auction are asked to bring them to the meeting so that photos and a brochure can be done ahead of time.

Mountain View Homemakers is a 49-year-old club whose aim is to improve the lives of our families, our community and the area around us. Most months there is a speaker, sometimes a community project, and, once a year, an auction to raise funds for local non-profits. Members, friends and local businesses donate items — most are made or gathered by members — including gift baskets, food, fine art, pillows and quilts, home décor, gift certificates, services and more. All area women, even those here for a short time, are invited to the June 14 day of fun and fellowship, and everyone, including men, are invited to the July auction.

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