Local women place at TEEA conference

By Tanya Davis | Published Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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Seven Wise County Extension Education members represented Wise County at the District 3 Texas Extension Education Association Conference April 16 in Mineral Wells.

Those attending were Dixie Range, Rosa Martinez, Gerry Galloway, Janice Millican, Bobbie Ashley, Marilynn Collins and Linda Hood. There was a speaker, silent auctions and a cultural arts contest.

Carol Clark Montgomery, director of Clark Gardens, shared history and information about the gardens, which is located just outside Mineral Wells.

The purpose of the cultural arts contest is to establish a broader understanding and awareness of arts and to envision individual growth, inspiration and enrichment through participation in varied forms of art.

Wise County winners included Marilynn Collins, who won first place with a Christmas table topper. As a result of her win, Marilynn will represent Wise County at the State Cultural Arts competition in September.

She also received second place with her quilt larger than 50×70 and second in the miscellaneous category with placemats.

Gerry Galloway placed second in the garments and accessories-handmade with her machine embroidery pocket purse, and Janice Millican received third place in Holiday decoration with her patriotic wreath.

The mission of TEEA is to work with Texas AgriLife Extension Service to strengthen and enrich families through educational programs, leadership development and community service. Membership is open to adult Wise County residents regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, disability or nationality.

You are encouraged to visit the Greenwood Extension Education Club. They meet at 11 a.m. every fourth Friday at the Greenwood Fire Hall.

For more information on the Texas Extension Education Association, call the Extension office at 940-627-3341.

Tanya Davis is a Wise County Extension agent.

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