Fellowship tours, workshops discussed at Grace Willing Workers meeting

Grace Willing Workers Extension Homemakers met recently at the Centennial Fellowship Church in White Hall for their meeting and picnic.

Debbie James, club president, conducted the business meeting. The Grace Willing Workers Smorgasbord Workshop was enjoyed by all who attended it. Brenda Robinson showed how to make fireworks decorations. Connie Herrin showed how to make flower pot angels, and James taught the group how to make potato bracelets. Those attending the workshop in addition to James, Herrin, and Robinson were Liz Crosby, Nancy Rosen, Betty Lacy, Patsy Brown, and Lynda Toler.

Robinson taught a Bread Dough Rose Box Workshop at the Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service office. Those from Grace Willing Workers creating a unique rose box were Robinson, Crosby, Rosen, Lacy, Patsy Brown, Doris Turbeville, Carolyn Harness, James, Herrin, Ruth Fontenot and Juanita Cook.

Grace will continue to make loom hats and teaching dolls for Arkansas Children’s Hospital and will be collecting school supplies for the Transformation Project.

For show and tell, James showed acrylic paintings and a jewelry hanger that were made at the AEHC state meeting.

Upcoming fellowship tours were discussed. Grace Willing Workers will be traveling to Lonoke to tour the Coca Cola House and eat lunch there. Two upcoming Jefferson County Extension Homemakers fellowship tours included “Fame, Jr.” at the Arts & Science Center and the Rice Expo in Stuttgart.

Other upcoming events included the Jefferson County Extension Homemakers Christmas in July and the Jefferson County Extension Homemakers County Picnic.

The room was decorated in a patriotic decor. There were red, white, and blue tablecloths and vases with red, white, and blue flowers. Flags and firecracker decorations were also set on the tablecloths. After the pot luck, Dixie Fritz called Bingo. Geneva Gray and Fontenot assisted her. There were many prizes including prizes that were donated from local businesses. Local businesses who donated items or gift certificates were Relyance Bank, Dollarway Plaza, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Larry’s Pizza, Ameca Restaurant, El Parion Restaurant, and Churchills Coffee and Desserts.

Special guests at the meeting were Angelique Ford, guest of Harness; Candy Breazeal, daughter of Linda Works; and Susan Habaler, guest of Helen Majewski. All three guests joined Grace Willing Workers.