Extension & Community Association District Day Winners

— Written By N.C. Cooperative Extension


Four members of the Johnston County Extension and Community Association attended the Southeast District Day held at Mount Olive College on March 2, 2010.   The theme for the day was ‘Reaching for the Stars’.  Members were encouraged by keynote speaker, Dr. David Rendall to make differences their strengths and find how weaknesses make them great.  “The Freak Factor” creates an awareness of differences and learning to appreciate them and then amplifying the differences so they are valued where needed.  He used the story of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer to illustrate his point that the deer’s difference was needed on a foggy night.  He challenged the participants to find their foggy night.


During the district day, Culture Arts entries were judged and the following members brought home prizes. Helen Smith of the Banner Club in Benson received a first place for her quilted heart lap cover.  Betty Cauley received a second place for a pink teddy bear and Flora Grantham of Smithfield received a second for her jade and turquoise necklace, both are members of the Clayton Club and Sew & Share.


Members attending the day were Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Cauley, Mrs. Grantham and Helen Little of the Clayton Club.  Jayne M. Cubilla, Family & Consumer Sciences Agent with Johnston County Cooperative Extension Service, accompanied the members to the meeting.  For more information about Extension & Community Association, please contact Ms. Cubilla at 989-5380.