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Local sewing team wins skillathon at state fair Saturday

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We are so very proud of our team of Carroll and Gallatin 4-Hers who took second place at the 4-H State Fair Sewing Skill-athon Satur-day, Aug. 24.

Team members, Lorinda Bennett, Gabby Bowen, Hannah Welch of Carrollton and Kelli Deaton of Warsaw had to sew a garment from a pattern that they had never seen before and identify a variety of different fabrics, sewing notions, parts of the sewing machine, seam finishes and pattern markings.

We are so very proud of these four girls – this was their first time competing in this contest. I also thank Sandy Hirn for helping me coach the girls to ready them for the competition. Congratulations to you all!

Senior Event

Calling all Carroll County senior citizens. It’s time to start planning to attend the Carroll County Senior Event, which will be held Thursday, Sept. 12, at Point Park. This year’s theme is “We’ve Been Working on the Railroad” to bring back memories of the grandeur of those old railroads, our train depots, riding the trains, those hobos and other railroad happenings in years gone by.

If you have old memorabilia that you could loan to have on display that evening, please contact the Carroll County Extension office at 732-7030.

Anything loaned will be handled with care and displayed inside a special tent. If you have old photos to share, we will copy them and return the originals to you. If you can identify any people in the photos, let us know those too, as guests will enjoy seeing familiar names.

If you wish, come dressed in costume related to railroading, people working on the railroad, travelers and the like.

Trunk contest 

This year we are having a contest to see what organization can decorate the best old trunk.

Use an old or new trunk, old suitcase and decorate it as you wish about railroads and bring it to Point Park by noon on Thursday, Sept. 12. Call the Extension office to let us know your group is bringing a trunk if you can.

Hope to see you at the 2013 Carroll County Senior Event!

Food recall information                                                                                       

Has my peanut butter been recalled? It looks a funny color. What about that bag of fresh spinach that I bought last week? I wonder if this lettuce is among that recalled last week. To find out, you can visit the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) website at www.fda.gov.  There, you will find a link to a list of current recalls for all foods, drugs, cosmetics and other products regulated by the FDA. 

You will also find the brand name, the company, the reason for the recall, and a link to the details for each recall—the manufacturer, affected lot numbers, locations where the product was sold and what you should do if you have purchased the recalled product.  Often a photo is included to help you identify the product.

While the FDA regulates most foods sold in the United States, the United States Department of Agriculture is responsible for meat, poultry and processed egg products.  Information on recalls for these products can be found at www.fsis.usda.gov. At both of these sites, you can sign up to receive email updates on the latest product recalls and safety alerts.

Dates of interest

Sept. 12: Diabetes Support Group, 10 a.m.-noon, “What You Always Wanted to Ask,” Carroll County Extension office.

Sept. 12: Carroll County Senior Event, 4:30 p.m. until sundown, Point Park, Carrollton. 

 

Grace Angotti is Carroll Co. Extension agent for family and consumer sciences. Call her at (502) 732-7030 or send e-mail to gangotti@uky.edu.