A group of Licking County women will meet beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at Newark High School to learn the latest technology in Family and Consumer Science (FCS).

A group of Licking County women will meet beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at Newark High School to learn the latest technology in Family and Consumer Science (FCS).

Newark FCS teacher Linda James will host the Licking County Family and Consumer Science Association (LCFCSA) during a tasty holiday party in her classroom.

The theme for the evening will be "Home Ec Classroom of Yesterday to the FCS Classroom Today."

"I'm planning to showcase some of the new technology," said James, who has taught home economics or family and consumer science for 32 years. "A lot of the members are retired home economists, and technology has made changes.

"I'll give a trivia quiz, using a classroom performance system that involves a clicker," she said. "It's a way to assess when I give a test and students click in their answers."

James, of Granville, will also highlight culinary resources, show America's Test Kitchen videos and share holiday entertaining ideas.

The evening will conclude with a holiday buffet consisting of appetizers prepared by the members, along with the sharing of those holiday recipes.

Johnstown's Helen Addis, a LCFCSA member, said quarterly meetings rotate among the approximately 40 members.

"We've gone to the home of Amy Hamilton, who's a hat designer," she said. "We do something that goes with the interests of the group.

"We also visited the home of a lady who was the chef for the governor's mansion. It gives us an opportunity to share ideas with people in the profession."

Addis, a former Home Economics Agent in Noble County, said additional members are welcome.

"We encourage young people to enter our profession," she said. "We want to reach ladies in the community who want to be a part of our group. We're open to home economics majors and those in the profession.

"In between quarterly meeting, we have luncheons and get-togethers," she said. "We also provide many scholarships."

For more information, call Addis at 740-966-6056 or association president Ella Mae Baird at 740-587-2996.

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