Tangipahoa volunteers group holds February meeting _lowres

Photo provided by Donna Bouterie -- Attending the February meeting of the Tangipahoa Volunteers for Family and Community Wednesday Volunteers, seated from left, are Earline Bankston, Sue Nelson, Faith Landwehr, Judy Rhodes, Donna Bouterie, Marie Swinney and Anna Mae Landry; and standing, Margaret Dettwiller, Bette Bankston, Mitzi Verberne, Pam Villagran, Carla Van Vrancker, Jean Hebert, Fran Weaver, Gloria Messenger, Jean Pinion, Shirley Juneau, Nell Dubose and Hilda Alfonso. Not pictured is Carol Carter.

Tangipahoa Volunteers for Family and Community Wednesday Volunteers, an all-volunteer arm of the LSU Extension Service, held its February meeting at Margaret Dettwiller’s home.

Co-hosting the February meeting was Fran Weaver.

Nineteen attended the business meeting and discussed the group’s plans for the new year.

Club members collected Community Coffee coupons and Box Tops for Education, which are donated to local schools. Mardi Gras beads were collected for Options Inc., whose clients resell the items as a fundraising opportunity. As part of Wednesday’s ongoing recycling program, magazines were distributed among members and newspapers collected for recycling at the bimonthly parishwide collection. President Mitzi Verberne set an April date for sewing burp pads for the “Raise A Reader” program reaching new moms at North Oaks Hospital.

In her Literacy report, Dettwiller said the group reached 2,712 third-graders at local schools with dictionaries purchased through the Dictionary Project.

For more information about TVFC and the Wednesday VFC organization, call Donna Bouterie at (985) 662-0187.