Grace Willing Workers EHC gets tips on finding happiness

Barbara Stone presented the program,”Give Yourself a Happiness Makeover” at the recent meeting of the Grace Willing Workers Extension Homemakers. The meeting and potluck luncheon were held at the Centennial Fellowship Church in White Hall.

Stone opened her program by stressing the importance of educating yourself on ways to make yourself happy.

Debbie James, club president, conducted the business session. The card workshop taught by James was a success. Several Grace Willing Workers members taught a craft at the Jefferson County Extension Homemakers Smorgasbord Workshop.

Branson was the destination for a Fellowship Tour for 14 members of Grace Willing Workers. Sandy Smith provided a condominium for the group. The group enjoyed “Jonah” at the Sight and Sound Theater as well as shopping, eating and enjoying each other. Those making the trip, including Smith, were Verneita Self, Sabrina Self-Gwin, James, Betty Lacy, Nancy Rosen, Liz Crosby, Connie Herrin, Kaye Richardson, Carolyn Harness, Delores Kelley, Brenda Robinson, Vivian Gerlach and Dana Barraclough.

Grace Willing Workers participated in Kids Fest. The purpose of Kids Fest is to strengthen the community and its families. It is also designed to educate the community on child abuse awareness and prevention.

Grace Willing Workers enjoyed participating in the Jefferson County Extension Homemakers Spring Council. Grace Willing Workers was in charge of decorating for the event. Those decorating were Crosby, James, Herrin, Robinson, and Richardson. The program at Spring Council was a fashion show from Dillard’s. Richardson, Rosen, Herrin and Crosby modeled from Grace Willing Workers.

Those receiving Years of Service Awards were Ray Harness, five years; Doris Turbeville, five years; Linda Works, five years; Faye Armstrong, 20 years; and Rosen, 25 years. Jewell Weeks, a lifetime member of Grace Willing Workers, was remembered in the Memorial Service.

Juanita Mitchell showed a casserole cover to the group. Kelley and Robinson showed burlap wreaths they had made. Turbeville and Lacy wore button decorated tee shirts which they had made at Grace’s recent workshop.

Mary Ann Kizer, Jefferson County family and consumer science agent, was a special guest at the meeting.