Mountain View Homemakers to meet March 14


By Denny Rose
Special to The PREVIEW

Mountain View Homemakers will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 14, in the Extension Building at the fairgrounds.

There will be a covered dish lunch at noon. Any woman interested in finding out more about the organization is welcome to attend and visitors are not expected to bring food.

The program for the day will be the third in the group’s 50th anniversary year, providing members and guests with updated versions of programs from all those years ago, and most of the presentations will be by members of Mountain View Homemakers.

Next Thursday’s program will be about herbs, by member Frances Wholf. She will explain what herbs are, how to grow them and how they can be used — including as soaks and sachets for their calming effects. But, a lot of the presentation will be about using culinary herbs in cooking. Wholf will talk about herbs that do well in the difficult local growing climate, how to harvest and how to preserve them. Finally, there will be a tasting party with accompanying recipes

The Homemakers organization is a monthly gathering of women who are interested in making the lives of their families and their community more livable. The meetings include lunch and either enlightening speakers or a hands-on community project. One auction fund-raiser every summer and sponsorship of the annual Holiday Bazaar results in a pool of money from which contributions to about a dozen local non-profit efforts are made. There are no dues or membership requirements and every interested woman will be welcomed.