Monthly Coffee

May 3, 2018 @ 9:30 pm – 11:15 pm
Elks Club
417 NW 4th St
Abilene, KS 67410
Carolyn Hoover
(785) 263-4285

We’re from the country here in North Central Kansas and we like it that way!  The Abilene Christian Women are celebrating “country living” at the monthly Coffee on Thursday, May 3, 2018, from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. at the Elks Club, 417 NW 4th St.  The theme for May is “Love the Country Life!” All women are invited to this monthly event where we share friendly fellowship, tasty refreshments, delightful decorations, joyful music and inspiring speakers!   

Agricultural advocate and country living enthusiast, Melissa Reed of Hildebrand Farms Dairy is the Special Feature Speaker for the May Coffee.  She is the operations manager for the  glass bottling of the milk which produces more than 10,000 gallons of milk weekly.  Since a glass bottle can be reused an average of 64 times, it makes a very positive impact on our environment.   At the farm, 150 Holstein cows are milked morning and afternoon  in approximately 2 hours.  Melissa will speak about their “grass to glass” processing  which manages every aspect of the supply chain.  Hildebrand milk is going from the cow, to the bottle and into the dairy case in our local stores within hours instead of days.  This makes it a remarkably fresh product.  Melissa graduated from Chapman High School and Kansas State University and majored in agriculture, communications and journalism.  Currently, she serves on the Kansas Livestock Association Dairy Council and is the Chapman FFA Alumina Secretary.  She is also a member of Common Ground of Kansas which connects farm women with consumers interested in agriculture.  Melissa will bring samples of some of the 7 different varieties of milk they produce, including chocolate, strawberry and root beer! 

Carol Sharp  from Chanute, Kansas is the Speaker for May.  With Mother’s Day approaching, in her talk, “Nothing Like the Present,” Carol will speak about a precious gift from her mother that is a legacy for herself, daughter and granddaughters.    She has 4 children and 9 grandchildren.  Carol and her husband, Rick own an accounting business.  She enjoys teaching, writing and traveling as time permits. 

The Gathering Music will be played by pianist, Peggy Meuli from Hope, KS.  Special Music will be provided by recorder player, Mary Jo Miles from Abilene.  Peggy and Mary Jo are rehearsing a duet as well for the coffee. 

The cost for this event is $5.  Make reservations or cancellations for this meeting  by sending an email to or calling Carolyn Hoover at (785) 263-4285 by Saturday, April 28th.