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Aprons and Lace Oklahoma Home and Community Education group met Tuesday, June 14 at the Cherokee County Community Building.

Six members and one guest answered the call: “Are you going on a picnic? One member replied that she sometimes joins a friend for lunch outside, while another said that she and her husband periodically pick up fast food and eat it in the park.

The Resource Management Committee presented tips for saving water in the kitchen. Member Sherrie Bell stated that when rinsing dishes for the dishwasher, with the stopper in the sink, she puts all the dishes in. Then she uses a scrubber while running the water, so that by scrubbing the top dishes, the bottom ones get water. It only runs the dishwasher when it is full.

Some of the tips reported by Marta Franks were: fix leaks and drips; steam vegetables instead of boiling them; use the cooking water to water the plants in the garden; use the correct pan size when cooking.

Next month, the committee will hear tips for saving water in the bathroom.

President Susie Eden announced that approximately 20 Briggs-area children have been identified as recipients of donated snacks for unscheduled school times.

Marta Franks, chair of the State Hunger Reduction Project Committee and a teacher at Briggs School, plans to distribute the snacks to these children. As part of the Family Matters Committee’s project to promote family literacy, members bagged used books to donate to each child who receives snacks.

OHCE of Cherokee County Hosts Farm Association Tour July 7; Setting up the sewing camp, July 6; Sewing camp, July 7-8. County Fair Judge Training is held in Pryor, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 8, for a $10 fee. Let Heather Winn know if you would like to attend sewing camp or participate in judging training.

Aprons and Laces The next scheduled meeting is at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 12, at the community building. All OHCE meetings are open to the public.

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