Woman’s club hears from new county 4-H agent

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Carrollton Woman’s Club met May 7 at Pat’s Place on Seminary Street in Carrollton. Karen Claiborne was hostess for the evening.

The education program was given by Joyce Doyle, who has served as Carroll County 4-H Extension agent since fall of 2012.

Doyle  told the members that she is excited to be in Carroll County. She has organized students in the fifth grade at Cartmell Elementary School to give either speeches or demonstrations.

Thirteen of those students competed in the district and five are now going to state.

Doyle offered project days to the 4-H students during the holidays and spring break. She has begun a curing country hams project and helped organize the Carroll County ham house on wheels, which is wired, and temperature maintained so that the hams will stay at the proper temperature. Many volunteers helped with this project. Students will show their hams at the state fair.

Sewing is another one of the projects being taught. Recently four girls were in a fashion review at the Syndicate restaurant in Newport, modeling the garments they made. Some of the other projects are leather crafts, nutrition, pin-up boards, decoupage, folk art, paper crafts, crocheting, jewelry making, leadership, electricity, robotics and magnets, dessert dish terrariums, gun safety with Eddie Eagle, horse classes, Health Rocks, babysitting, dog club and more. Many of these programs will be presented at the Carroll County Fair in June of this year.

The women of the Carrollton Club were happy to see the enthusiasm Doyle shows for her work.

Doyle has been in education most of her life.She has been a girl’s basketball coach and a high school principal. She and her husband reside in Williamstown.

After refreshments, members were told of the $500 scholarship, which will be presented to Kaitlin Holloway, a senior at Carroll County High School for her studies at Ivy Tech at Sellersberg, Ind. where she will be studying for a nursing degree.

The meeting adjourned after members were reminded that the annual luncheon will take place June 4 at noon at Pat’s Place.