Local Homemakers attend area camp


Extension Homemakers (from left) Chloe Haynes, of DeKalb County; Stephanie Jerabek, of Huntington County; Carol Baker, of Wells County; and Rita McCabe, of Huntington County display some of the lap quilts and turbans that were made at the camp. Photo provided.

Ten members from Huntington County attended the Northeast Indiana Homemakers Camp Aug. 22-24 at Shiloh Park Retreat and Convention Center.

Full-time campers from Huntington County were Pharaba Campbell, Pam Fausz, Stephanie Jerabek, Nancy Poulson, Nancy Smith and Rita McCabe.

Huntington residents attending one day of the camp were Ann Emley, Marjorie Mautz, Pam Will and Earlynn Worster.

Fausz was crowned 2012 camp queen by last year's queen, Kay Prosser from DeKalb County.

McCabe served as director of this year's camp, which drew 51 participants. The camp theme was "Come Get Tickled Pink at the Pink Out Camp."

Campers worked on lap quilts, turbans and chemo caps to be donated to the oncology units at Parkview Huntington Hospital and Lutheran Hospital.

Fausz presented a program on decorative sweatshirts and Jerabek spoke about preserving family history. Campers also participated in craft sessions, a silent auction, mystery auction and games.

New officers, including two of the Huntington County campers, were installed on the final day of the camp.

Jerabek was installed as assistant director and Campbell as secretary-treasurer. Margaret Menges, of Noble County, was installed as camp director.