Published On: Fri, Apr 25th, 2014

Williamsburg CEOS members attend April meeting

The Williamsburg Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS) Club members met at the Williamsburg District Historical Foundation building on Apr. 8. The meeting began with an Easter themed devotional by Virginia Hanna including the scripture Matthew 28:6.
Club President C K Perkins showing her coal mining exhibit

Club President C K Perkins showing her coal mining exhibit

Members attending were: Virginia Hanna, Loretta Shirley, Patty Post, C.K. Perkins, Shela McComsey, Ruth Kreft, Blanche Knicely, Dorothy Hayes and Barbara Deeds. Guests attending were Inez McMillion and Laura Rose. Roll call was answered with 161 motivational hours, 150 volunteer hours and 38 books read.

In an effort to compensate for canceling the February meeting due to inclement weather, there were two lessons presented at this meeting. The first was a workshop “WV on Plastic Canvas” conducted by Patty Post. Each member was given a kit to make a pin in the shape of West Virginia using blue and gold yarns. The second was “Mining Historical Treasures” presented by C.K. Perkins. This was a very interesting and informative account of coal mining in West Virginia. She also had an exhibit including a miner’s headlamp with battery case, miner’s lunch pail and a portrait of her father who was a miner.

In a break between these lessons, a covered dish luncheon was enjoyed, with a blessing of the meal given by Dorothy Hayes.

The next scheduled meeting will be on May 6 at the Williamsburg District Historical Foundation building.

To become a member of CEOS, please contact the WVU Extension Service at 304-647-7408, or any of the above members.