Pat Zurasky[pzu rask y*ao l:com]
Club meetings are the 3rd Thursday of every month at 11:30am
Prior to 1983, there were only two active Homemaker Clubs in the City of Madison, both of which met in the evenings. Seeing a need for a daytime club, the Rainbow Mountain Club helped to organize the Madison Morning Homemakers Club.
They have used the State Program of Work as a guide for their projects and their most important project is our Hospital Bears. They meet once a month to stuff these bears which are then given to the Pediatric Emergency Room of the Huntsville Hospital. Through the years they have averaged making approximately 1,000 bears a year.
Other projects of this club include making blankets for hospitals, the Linus Project, caps for newborns, chemotherapy patients and the homeless, pillowcase dresses for young girls in need and bibs for the elderly. Time and money has also been donated to schools, nursing homes, the library, senior centers, the police department, The Round House, Asbury Food Pantry and Meals on Wheels. They have also collected soup labels, can tabs, plastic caps, Box Tops, toiletries and school supplies.
The Madison Morning Homemakers don’t always stay in the City of Madison. They have traveled from Mentone to Memphis, Birmingham to Nashville, Winchester to Columbia and many points in between. They have visited the homes of US Presidents, been to cooking schools, TV stations, potteries, craft shows, Wheeler Wildlife Refuge and many more.
If that wasn’t enough fun for them, they have also enjoyed eating on a Steamboat, at a farm, at Miss Bobo’s, at a pottery, at Mount Sano and many other cute eateries. They have taken part in judging 4-H projects, construction garments for fashion shows, planting trees and holding workshops on Cultural Arts items. This club continues to keep busy and let no grass grow under their feet.