Grace Willing Workers EHC members attend holiday workshops

The Grace Willing Workers Extension Homemakers celebrated Christmas recently at their meeting, luncheon and party. The event was held at the Centennial Fellowship Church in White Hall. Debbie James, Kaye Richardson and Barbara Stone were the hostesses for the luncheon.

James, club president, conducted the business session of the meeting. She stated that everyone who attended the Santa Wall Hanging Workshop taught by Liz Crosby, was proud of their wall hanging. Those attending the workshop were Crosby, Patsy Brown, Carolyn Harness, Doris Turbeville, Eva Marie Pearson, Betty Lacy, Kaye Richardson, James and Nancy Rosen. Peggie Barbaree, a member of Willing Workers of White Hall, also attended the workshop.

Two different gingerbread men ornaments were taught by James and Brenda Robinson at a Jefferson County EHC workshop at the Cooperative Extension Service conference room. Those attending from Grace Willing Workers were James, Robinson, Brown, Rosen, Dixie Fritz, Cathy Lewis, Crosby, Delores Kelley, Harness, Richardson, and Marjorie Zuber.

James thanked the club members for bringing food for the holiday food boxes for the Transformation Program. Kelley requested that the club bring cereal for the Transformation Food Pantry in January. The club has donated $250 toward the angel tree gifts at the Centennial Fellowship Church. In addition, several members had chosen names from the angel tree and individually shopped for gifts for a specific child.

Upcoming events include a Ruffled Scarf Workshop, a Jefferson County Extension Homemakers Hot Tamale Workshop, a Grace Willing Workers Treats From the Kitchen Workshop, and a Jefferson County Fellowship tour to Garven Gardens at Hot Springs.

During the party, gifts were exchanged. There was also a cookie/candy exchange. Sandy Smith won the Christmas Scrabble game, and Sabrina Self Gwin guessed the number of peppermints in a jar.

Mary Ann Kizer, family and consumer sciences agent for Jefferson County, was a special guest.