Bynum said that the county’s Extension Homemakers have a council meeting about every four months to make decisions that affect the smaller clubs. The council includes the county officers as well as the presidents of each of the county’s 11 clubs. Bynum said that in June, the council discussed the Ham Festival and decided not to have the canning competition this year for several reasons. The biggest reason was that because of this year’s drought, there weren’t as many fruits and vegetables available for canning, Bynum said.
Bynum said that the Linton Homemakers, the club that has sponsored the competition in the past, had also decided that there wasn’t much interest. She said they had also been holding the competition for a long time and decided it was time to call it quits. Besides that, there hadn’t been much suspense concerning who would enter and who would win.
“It wasn’t really much of a contest,” Bynum said. “It’s usually the same women every year.”
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