Macon County Family and Consumer Sciences members entered various crafts and artwork into the Tennessee Assocation of Family and Community Education's (FCE) annual central region meeting, which was held on Sept. 12 at the Lane-Agri Park Community Center in Murfreesboro, and won several top-three placements. Pictured are, from left, are Macon County Extension Agent Michaela Pedigo and Happy Homemakers members Ida Tucker, Dottie Hawkins, Connie Lytle and Patty Petty.Submitted Photos

Macon County Family and Consumer Sciences members entered various crafts and artwork into the Tennessee Assocation of Family and Community Education's (FCE) annual central region meeting, which was held on Sept. 12 at the Lane-Agri Park Community Center in Murfreesboro, and won several top-three placements. Pictured are, from left, are Macon County Extension Agent Michaela Pedigo and Happy Homemakers members Ida Tucker, Dottie Hawkins, Connie Lytle and Patty Petty.

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Macon County residents brought home regional contest placements from the Tennessee Assocation of Family and Community Education's (FCE) annual central region meeting held Sept. 12 at the Lane-Agri Park Community Center in Murfreesboro.

In the cultural art/fashion review competition, Macon County-based clubs Happy Homemakers and United Neighbors entered a total of 44 items, with 13 placing within the top three of their divisions.

For Happy Homemakers, Connie Lytle placed first with both a beaded scarf and tatted ring box. Ida Tucker placed first with a cross stitch and third with a framed/needlepoint egg. Karen Russell placed second with a Christmas holiday runner. Lisa Cothron placed first with a bra. Dottie Hawkins placed third with a quilted pillow. Wanda Sandifer placed first with both a baby quilt and a hand-quilted piece, and Patty Petty placed first with a beaded cross stitch.

Other members who entered items included Josephine Hale, Betty Gregory, Wynona Clayborne and Teresa Wilson.

For United Neighbors Club, Nancy Doss placed first in fine art painting, and Betty Sue Meador placed second with a handbag entry. Linda Sloan also entered items.

Counties in attendance also took part in a table decorating competition, with "If FCE went on vacation" as a theme. Macon County centered its entry on the phrase, "Vacations end ... but the memories last forever."