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Senior Tea Honors KC Senior Girls
The Knox County FCE organization honored the Knox County Senior girls with a “tea” on Tuesday, afternoon, May 3, 2011 in the elementary school cafeteria.
Linda Harder, President of FCE, welcomed the senior girls, their mothers, grandmothers, and other guests to the annual event. She then talked about some of the organization’s accomplishments since being established in 1936 and the current activities of the organization on the state, county, and local level. Linda introduced each FCE member and the length of time they have been in the group ending with our 75-year member, Irene Gardner.
The group attending then enjoyed watching fifteen senior girls model prom dresses. Pam Franke introduced each girl, and read a description of the dress as they took their turn modeling. Each girl then had the opportunity to introduce her guests for the afternoon.
FCE had asked that every teacher complete the following sentence for each girl: “You have made a difference because…” And those completed sentences were read.
Following the style show, Karisha Devlin, Agricultural Business Specialist of the University of Missouri Extension, gave a short talk on, “Top Ten List Of Advice On Things I Wish I Would Have Known When I Was In Your Shoes.”
Door prizes were awarded to the guests. Various businesses and individuals in the community generously donated these. Each senior girl was the recipient of at least one door prize, with mothers and grandmothers also in the drawing for the rest. A picture was taken of each girl along with her guests. The picture was enclosed in a folder, which contained their “you make a difference” comments as well as the class officers, class colors, flower, motto, and a nice keepsake of their senior year.
The afternoon came to an end with everyone enjoying refreshments of cookies, punch, nuts, and mints provided by the Green Acres FCE.