(Updated June 7, 2017)

 

 McLean County Association for

Home & Community Education

 

SINCE 1918 

 

SPECIAL PROJECTS

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McLean Co HCE 99th Annual Meeting

& Fine Arts Show

 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017  ~  9 p.m. - 1 p.m.

 

The Chateau  ~ 1601 Jumer Drive, Bloomington

West side, Enter through west door

 

9 am -  Registration begins, entries for fine arts show

9:30 am -   Business meeting

Program & Lunch to follow meeting

PROGRAM:   "Tanner on the River" by David Congdon

(Contemporary Lewis & Clark)

Hosted by Eastsiders, Money Creek, Lexington, Down Units

Tickets: $15 by June 27 from unit President or Alice- 309-365-4631

 

"Down by the Riverside WITH MCLEAN COUNTY HCE!"

 

 

CULTURAL ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS & SHOW DETAILS ARE below

SOLDIER PROJECTS

 

 SOLDIER PROJECTS

 

§    Comfort Items List for the Soldiers Overseas

 

  SOLDIER CARE BOXES INFORMATION

SOLDIERS NAMES/ADDRESSES NEEDED!

 

Due to soldiers having shorter tours of duty overseas, we need current addresses of soldiers serving. There were many comfort boxes returned as undeliverable. Please provide names/addresses to Annette Morman, 309-825-2063. Boxes of greeting cards are sent to the soldiers as well. Call Annette, 309 825-2063 with any questions about Soldier projects. We NEED soldiers names and addresses overseas!

 

     PLEASE HELP US TO DEFRAY EXPENSES

OF SENDING SOLDIERS BOXES

 

Soldier Care Boxes cost $13.95 a box to send. HCE appreciates any donations toward postage expenses. Send donations to

McLean County HCE Treasurer, 1615 Commerce Parkway., Bloomington , IL  61704. 

 

 OPERATION SANTA (STOCKINGS) PROJECT

 

McLean County Association for Home and Communion Education supports the

Operation Santa (Stockings for the Soldiers) project. The HCE Community Service Group that meets monthly had made a total of

We collect items to go into the stockings, make stockings and help

 pack the stockings and box them up. Items to be collected include:

Cards, letters of support, individual serving cold drink packets,

Hot chocolate, bags of beef jerky, instant soup, granola bars,

Chewing gum, breath mints, lip balm, white or black athlete socks

That are NOT dress socks, wipes, individual Kleenex tissue,

Hand sanitizers, tooth brush, tooth paste, dental floss.

 

COMFORT Items for OVERSEAS Soldiers

 

Updated 8-31-15   Reading- Writing- Games- Activities

Games and Books                                       Paperback books

Current Newspapers                                    Magazines (not too racy)

Board Games Checkers (travel size)             Yo Yo's 

Board Games-Chest (travel size)                  Playing cards

Squirt guns                                               Crossword or word search books

Frisbees (must be the dog frisbees)              Dice

Ping Pong balls                                         Puzzles

Writing paper/envelopes                             Permanent black markers
Pens/pencils                                              Small pocket size notebooks
A lot of reading material                            Small photo albums

Movies, CD’s, DVD’s

         Drinks and Food  (NO PORK PRODUCTS) Etc.

Instant Coffee                                          Coffee Creamer, packets
Powdered Drinks mixes (Individual          Sweetener, packets
     Crystal Light, Sweeten Kool-Aid)        Tea mixes Hot chocolate
Freezer Kool-aid sticks to freeze               Gatorade individual packets

Ravioli’s                                                Oatmeal packets

Raisins                                                   Beef Jerky

Gold Fish crackers                                  Pudding and fruit cups

Tuna                                                      Party Mexican mix

Dried Fruit Mix                                      Party Mix with nuts and raisins

Cheese & crackers                                   Pop tarts

Cereal- individual packets                        Hostess snacks

Little Debbie snacks (travel size best)        Peanut Butter

Jelly in plastic bottles                              Peanuts-small bags, cans, snack bags

Breakfast, granola, protein bars                Canned fruit in flip top can

"CLIFF" bars

Pringles Individual cans                          Gum & Hard Candy

Sunflower seeds                                           Pop corn

Small can opener                                          Plastic silverware

Microwave Items (any dry meals that can be put in  microwave- Ramen noodles, soups)

        Clothing & Fabric items

Long boot length Black  socks,            Shoe liners (Dr. Shoal)             Kneepads             

Short sport type Black socks                Travel size pillows                Fitted sheets (twin size)
Sweatbands                                              Cushion Shoe insoles

       Toiletries Etc.

Lip Balm with sunscreen                     Baby wipes*         Mouthwash          Tooth paste
Disposable razors                                Nail clippers          Shampoo                         Q-tips
Tylenol (individual packets               Bar Soap                Plastic soap containers
Feminine Hygiene products for Women                        Dental Floss         
Throat Lozenges                                  Hair brushes         Tissues (Puffs)
Waterless Hand Sanitizer                   Toilet paper        Wash cloths

Cold water wash for laundry (Woolite)                            Men’s deodorant (must be stick)  

Miscellaneous

Small American Flags                          Patriotic Magnets               Fly swatters
Batteries (AA, AAA, C)                     Scotch Tape                       Baggies with zip lock

Bug repellant wipes                           Flash lights                         Duct Tape

Fans that are battery operated           Disposable cameras             Small mesh bags
3M plastic wall hooks (used to hang towels)
Telephone Cards for International calls        NO AEROSOL CANS

 

Sponsored by the McLean County Association for Home and Community Education (HCE), GFWC Illinois McLean County Woman's Club and Carl Martin Unit Auxiliary Post 635.

To donate items or other questions call:  

Annette Morman, 309-825-2063

Money donations accepted to cover the high Postage expenses.

Call if you’d like to help pack boxes.

 

LIKE our facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/McLean-County-Association-for-Home-and-Community-Education.

 

OCTOBER IS HCE MONTH

BUT Every Month is HCE Month so:

VISIT A UNIT MEETING OR EVENT SOON

FOR GREAT PROGRAMS, FUN AND FELLOWSHIP

 

(Updated 06.07.2017)

 

 

CULTURAL ENRICHMENT PROJECTS

§      Fine Art & Craft SHOW Results 2016-2017 coming soon!

·        Cultural Enrichment Workshop details are

Found on Workshops page

     

FINE ART AND CRAFT SHOW 2016-2017

 

 

The Cultural Enrichment Fine Art and Craft Show at the County level is OPEN to ALL people of McLean County. All 2017-18 entries will be judged and displayed at the 99th Annual Meeting of the McLean County Association for Home and Community Education on Tuesday, July 11, 2017.  The Rules and Categories are mentioned below and as of May, 2016 and may be updated to reflect changes made by the state IAHCE organization.

 

FINE ART & CRAFT SHOW RULES 

(Rules subject to change)

 

·        Item(s) entered in previous HCE Fine Art and Craft shows are not eligible.

·        All items must be the sole handwork of the exhibitor and finished within the past two years.

·        Items made from kits will be accepted.

·        A person may enter more than one entry in each category and more than one category (unless stated otherwise).

·        No CASH PRIZES.

·        OPEN TO ALL PEOPLE in MCLEAN COUNTY and ALL McLean County HCE members.

·        Only HCE members are eligible to go on to the State IAHCE contest in March, 2016

·        For McLean County Craft show, there are no size requirements.

·        Only projects that meet the state size requirements can be considered to go to the 2016 Annual Conference in East Peoria

·        Only exception to the size measurements for state competition is for quilts which can be as large as you desire since they will be displayed over chairs.

 

2017-2018 FINE ART & CRAFT SHOW CATEGORIES

(Subject to change)

 

1. Quilts – Bed size

          a. Machine quilted  b. Hand quilted  c. Baby quilts

2.  Wall hanging/Table Runners  Maximum folded size 24 inches

3. Embroidery     Hand and Machine

4. Heritage Needlework Maximum size 24 inches square

      Silk RibbonTatting  -  Bobbin Lace   -  Hairpin Lace -  ETC

5. Counted Cross Stitch - Maximum 24 inches square size

6. Crocheting  Maximum folded to 24 inches square

      a. Afghans              b. Other crocheted items

7. Knitting  Maximum folded to 24 inches square

      a. Afghans              b. Other knitted items

8. Wearable Art – any technique applied to purchased or self

        made garments folded to 24 inches square

9. Crafts and Things – Maximum size 24 inches square

10. Art Work – Charcoal, Pencil, Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor (Limit of 3 per person)

        Chose only one for Best of Show  Maximum matted 24 inches square

11. Woodcraft and Nature craft (wheat weaving, baskets, wreaths, cornhusk, etc)

            N.      any thing made from nature things

            W.     Woodcraft- any thing made from wood

            WW.  Wheat weaving,

12. Photography – any picture matted and framed (limit of 3 per person)

          Maximum  24 inches square size

13. Jewelry HANDMADE – necklaces, bracelets, earrings, etc.

14. Scrap booking – 2-4 finished pages, displayed in plastic pages,

       using the theme of your choice. (2 pages front and back = 4 finished pages)

15. Recycled “think green” will be judged for originality and usage.

            Maximum 24 inches square

16. Rug Making (crochet, rag, hooked, etc.  Maximum size 24 inches square

17. Theme of the Year, (Down by the Riverside)

 

NOTE: If we have 3 or more Fine Art or Craft Items that are not listed above, A SPECIAL CATEGORY will be made to include it in the next Cultural Enrichment Fine Arts and Craft Show.

 

2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE is to be held in East Peoria, MARCH 14-16, 2017!

 

NEXT CULTURAL ENRICHMENT AND FINE ARTS SHOW WILL BE HELD

At the 2017 99th Annual Meeting on July 11, 2017.

 

CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION about CONTEST:

Lynda Kobs - 309-821-1266

 

 

 

             

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Updated 06.07.2017