|Circle K Extension Club|
late 1950s or early 1960s
It was a social group, but they also had various lessons and programs at their meetings, and once a year, they prepared a display booth for the County Extension Day. The booths were judged, and the groups were awarded certificates accordingly. The event was usually held in a school gymnasium, and in addition to the booth displays, classes (crafts, food preservation and safety, recipes, and basic homemaking) were held.
Other than my Mom, I recognize only a few faces in the photo. In the back row: Pauline Stearns (my aunt who just celebrated her 100th birthday on December 8, 2016) is the first woman standing on the left. The lady standing on the far right is Alma Schmidt. Bonnie Wempen is seated on the sofa on the far right.
The extension groups were under the guidance of the County Extension Office which was and still is connected with the University of Wyoming Extension Department. The program is still active, but I don't know if the smaller groups still meet. I haven't heard of the Circle K for a long time.
Was your mother or were you a member of a local extension club?