· October program:
We will have a chili cook-off at the October meeting – Plan to bring your best recipe, including beef or any kind of chili, including wild game! These two broad categories of chili will be judged by an independent panel and nice prizes will be given to the first place winner in each category, "Beef" and "Other". If you enter your chili in the cook-off, it will be judged on the following criteria: color, smell, consistency, and of course, TASTE. We are serious about our chili contest! For those less competitive, you can bring anything to eat the goes well with chili, or a dessert.
The meet your Neighbor family will be Betty and Homer Bunker plus Jim and Jane Mitchell will share information about their family and some history of Hickory Withe.
· November program:
Thanksgiving theme – Give Thanks Potluck Dinner and Music provided by the Anderson Family-Celtic and Spiritually uplifting instrumentals and vocals
· December program:
Christmas party with Hand Bell Choir Christmas music by Becky Sue Evans
· January program:
Tentatively Dr. Barton Thrasher will speak on health issues
We're in the process of developing a calendar of events. Click here to see what is happening in the upcoming months. As we have events scheduled, they will appear on the calendar.
Thanks to all for a very successful fund raising event for the Carl Perkins Child Abuse Center. The event was well attended, and we raised $1641 for this worthwhile charity.
The Farm Bureau Women are having a Canning and Baking Contest. It will be part of the Oakland in October event on October 7, 2017 from 9:00am to 4:00pm. For more details, click here.
For important information concerning the emergency helicopter service available to Fayette County Residents click Here.
Below are a couple of events that the Hickory Withe Community Association members may want to participate in. Click on photo to ENLARGE.
September 7, 2017
President Bob Kenney called the meeting to order following the spaghetti dinner fund raiser.
Homer Bunker led the prayer.
Don Hokanson led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Elected officials present included Homer Bunker, Sissy Dowdle, Mayor Skip Taylor, Sheriff Bobby Riles, Terry Leggett, Dolores Gresham, Jim Gallagher, and Mayor Chris Goodman.
Total attendance was around 100 people.
The minutes of the last meeting were approved.
The Treasurer’s report was given and approved. The balance of the operating account was $7047
Jane Mitchell gave a report on benevolence issues for current month.
VP Eddie Brewer thanked the people who helped with the fund raiser for the Carl Perkins Center. Proceeds raised from the dinner donations for the child abuse prevention center totaled $1641.
He also went over the upcoming programs for the next several months. Next month, on October 5th, we will host a Chili Cook Off at our meeting and we will have the Bunkers and the Mitchell's sharing with us about their families. Jane Mitchell will also speak about Hickory Withe history.
Our September program consisted of a Question and Answer time with Fayette County Mayor Skip Taylor and Sheriff Bobby Riles.
Issues discussed included the Air Wing evacuation coverage for all Fayette Co citizens, the roads and grass maintenance, an update on plans for expanding our fire stations in Hickory Withe, the 196 and I-40 interchange, and the 64 corridor.
Also discussed were issues of crime in the county, gun laws, and the drug and opiod crisis.
Judge Jim Gallagher and Director Haley Duffey spoke briefly about the Carl Perkins Center and thanked the association for its support of the center.
The meeting was adjourned.
Minutes taken by Joann Allen and submitted by Sandra Brewer, Secretary