White Hall Willing Workers get tips on decorating for the holidays

The Willing Workers of White Hall’s Extension Homemakers Club met recently in the meeting room of the White Hall Library.

President Cheri Aronowitz welcomed everyone. Jo Ann Carr read the welcome thought, Karen Needler led the Homemaker’s Creed, Peggie Barbaree read the handy hint, and Marnette Reed read the inspiration — a passage titled “Thankful”.

Members answered the roll call by telling what they would like to learn to make their holiday better. Members present were Aronowitz, Barbaree, Carr, Sara Hester, Patsy Johnson, Dee Kindrick, Needler, Sarah Payton, Reed, Elizabeth Wall, and Mary Wall.

Reed presented the program “Tablescaping and Food Preservation for the Holidays.” Attendees learned how to design tablescapes by using decorations that can be found in most households and also how to use decorative items in non-traditional ways. Rules were given as suggestions on how to design a tablescape that is appropriate to the size of the table and the number of people eating at it. Reed had three excellent examples of tablescapes that she created for participants to view. Recipes for foods that can be given as gifts in jars were also discussed and supplied.

Refreshments were provided by Carr and included baked potato soup, chips and spinach dip, cheese and crackers, cookies, fudge and cake.

The club meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday night of each month. Guests are always welcome. To learn more about Extension Homemakers, call any member or Mary Ann Kizer at 870-534-1033.