Karen Cambre, Langley, Layne
Louisiana Volunteers for Family & Community Livingston Parish
LVFC P.O. Box 158
Newsletter Livingston, LA 70754
December 2018/January 2019 www.lsuagcenter.com
A Look Ahead... Can Do's News
January 1 LVFC Scholarship to go out to schools Can Do's News Thanks to the Can Do's for hosting the 2018 LVFC Annual Christmas Program.
January 17 LVFC Soup Day, Extension Office, 10:00 a.m. The decorations were lovely and the entertainment cheerful.
January 31 Parish Reports Due to State Chairmen
April 5 LVFC Appreciation Luncheon, Bethel Baptist Church-Livingston
April 8-14 AgMagic, Parker Coliseum
May 14-16 LVFC Board Meeting & Convention, Lafayette
At the last VFC Council Meeting, it was decided to have the current
VFC Council Officers serve one more year in their capacity.
Personal care items were donated to the VA at the Quad Center in Hammond. Albany
Club members welcomed new members: Flora Stewart and DeLane Aucoin.
Lady Bugs News
They continue to construct adult bibs for Hospice patients and fidget quilts for Alzheimer's patients. They have begun working on the Annual Appreciation Luncheon and are hopeful to garner enough donations so they don't have to charge a fee for the meal.
Port Vincent News
Members of this club attended the Creole Festival where they displayed their quilts and sold raffle tickets for their gift basket. Proceeds from the raffle were donated to the Cancer
Services of Greater Baton Rouge during the LVFC Christmas Program.
Port Vincent members have also been busy seamstresses. They constructed and delivered 85 pillowcases for the sick children at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. Pictured with
Becky Cambre and Peggy Saucier, is Director of the Foundation, Teddie (centered).
Soup Day Set for January 17
YOU are invited to join us for Soup Day! Mark your calendar for January 17 at 10am at the AgCenter Office. All reports will be collected at Soup Day. Please make every effort to submit your reports to your club chair before January 17. Jinx Berthelot doesn't need pictures for her report. Just send in pages 24 & 39 (individually) to your Family Life Club Chair who will total the numbers. From the volunteer hours you submit to Jinx, I'll pull the hours for the volunteer awards from the Lt. Governor's Office. Other reports due at Soup Day for ALL clubs include: International Program of Work, Environment Program of Work, Literacy Program of Work, Individual Literacy, and Form 18. Special thanks to Jinx Berthelot for volunteering to make vegetable soup and to Madeline Maehren for volunteering to make a potato soup. If you plan to join us on Soup Day, feel free to bring crackers, dips, or any other refreshments.
Appreciation Luncheon to be Held
To recognize our peers and fellow VFC members, the Lady Bugs VFC will host the Annual Appreciation Luncheon. Please mark your calendars for April 5, 2019. It will be held
at Bethel Baptist Church in Livingston. Lady Bugs are working to garner donations to cover the meal expenses of the Appreciation Luncheon. Stay tuned for more details.
Christmas Program Club Rotation
2019 Port Vincent
2021 Lady Bugs
2022 Can Do's
2018 LVFC Annual Christmas Program
Get a Grocery Store Game Plan!
Make a weekly menu, stick to your grocery list, and eat before
you go shopping to prevent last minute purchases!
Plan Your Weekly Meals. Before making a grocery list, write down
meals you want to make this week. Buying for the week means
you'll make fewer shopping trips and buy only the items you need.
Here are some basic tips for creating your menu and grocery list:
*See what you already have. Look in your freezer, cabinets, and
refrigerator. Make note of what you currently have on hand. You
can save money by using these items in the upcoming week's
*Use a worksheet to plan your meals. The Create a Grocery
Game Plan Worksheet is great for planning your week and
figuring out what items you may need to buy.
*Create a list of recipes to try. Find new ideas for healthy and low-
cost meals based on what you have on hand, foods your family
enjoys, and foods that are good buys.
*Visit What's Cooking? for recipe inspiration. Search recipes by
ingredient using What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl--an
interactive tool to help with healthy meal planning, cooking, and
grocery shopping. Be sure to include some family favorites along
with the new recipes.
*Think about your schedule. Choose meals you can easily prepare
when you don't have a lot of time. Save recipes that take longer for
days off. You also can prepare meals in advance to heat and serve
on your busiest days.
*Plan to use leftovers. Think about larger recipes with enough
servings for multiple meals. This can reduce the number of
ingredients you need to buy, and save you time preparing another
May your holidays be Merry & Bright! See you in 2019!!
Area Nutrition Agent
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