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Remaking a classic cookbook
HES 2011 ornament
The Historic Effingham Society announces its new ornament, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Springfield, organized in 1912, available for $16 at Effingham Museum Gift Shop, open Mondays 9 a.m.-noon, Tuesdays-Fridays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Sundays 2-4 p.m., beginning in November). The Museum is located at 1002 N Pine St. in Springfield. - photo by Photo provided

The Clyo Homemakers Club organized in 1966 in Clyo. They share their resources through public service work, benevolence and have good fellowship.  The ladies make a quilt each year and raffle it off. The proceeds support two scholarships, one to a deserving 4-H Club member and another to a worthy graduate from one of the Effingham high schools. A drawing for the quilt is held each year at the 4-H Club banquet.

The club has published several cookbooks over the years to raise funds.  A few of the members were members of the Effingham County Home Demonstration Club prior to joining the homemakers. It has been long requested that the 1961 cookbook of the Home Demonstration Council be reprinted.  Their new cookbook is done to fulfill that desire with many of those original “Kitchen Kapers” recipes in this 2011 book along with some new ones. Some of the recipes have been handed down for generations.  Clyo Homemakers are some of our county’s best cooks and you can be sure their book is full of tasty ideas.

The proceeds of this cookbook support their scholarships and you can be sure that a copy of “The Best of Effingham County” will enhance your cookbook collection or make a great Christmas gift. Price of the book is $15 and is available from one of the 35 members of the club. There are lots of tasty desserts sure to please you as you entertain for the holidays along with many appetizers and other recipes.

This was written by Susan Exley of Historic Effingham Society If you have photos, comments or information to share, contact Susan Exley at 754-6681 or email her at: