Ag In The Classroom annual meeting was held on September 6th in Indianapolis. Attending from Switzerland County were Ruth and Carolyn Lohide, Maxine Meisberger, Debbie Allen, Myra Boles, and Connie Hollander. Many new ideas were presented to the attendees.
RT2 reading programs with Kindergarten and Head Start classes will begin on Wednesday, September 19th at Jefferson Craig and on Thursday, September 20th, with Switzerland County Elementary. If you are interested in volunteering with this progam call Ruth Lohide at 534-3002.
Ruth Lohide participated with the Leaders in Action program sponsored by Indiana Farm Bureau and joined the group for Washington D.C. trip on September 10th-12th. The group departed at 6 a.m. from Indianapolis airport.
Monday was spent at the American Farm Bureau office with speakers and briefings for the following day when we visited Senator Lugar and Senator Coates. Also, House visits with Honorable Joe Donnelly, Todd Rokita, Dan Burton, Mike Pence, Larry Bucshon and Todd Young. Wednesday was a new experience as the group participated in the Farm Bill Now rally. Indiana was one of many states represented at the rally. Following the rally was free time until our departure at 6:35 p.m. for Indianapolis.
Thanks to Indiana Farm Bureau for this opportunity. The Leaders in Action program will be offered again this fall and will begin with Southern Indiana residents.
When I returned home from the D.C. trip, I was saddened to hear of Verlie Griffin's passing. Verlie's husband Kenny and I were classmates. Also, I lost a dear friend and previous neighbor from Indy, Jean Vogt. Jean and her husband John raised six children in our neighborhood. Lela Highly and I attended the memorial service for Jean on Thursday, September 13th, at First United Methodist Church in Noblesville.
A baby shower was held on Sunday, September 15th, for Adriane (Mathews) Harrison at the Switzerland County YMCA. Baby girl is due October 18th. Ginny Leap, Rita Works, Kendra Johnson and daughter Brooke, and Ruth Lohide were among those attending.