Grace Willing Workers discuss workshops, upcoming events at recent meeting

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

Debbie James, club president, conducted the business session of the meeting. She said that the Cotton Ball Necklace taught by Brenda Robinson was a success. Robinson reported that James, Nancy Rosen, Kaye Richardson, Cathy Lewis, Barbara Stone, Liz Crosby and Elisabeth Miller attended the workshop. The participants decided how they wanted to space their covered cotton balls, and each necklace was unique.

James also reported that Bettye Johnson, Crosby, Rosen, Sabrina Self-Gwin and Verneita Self attended the Jefferson County Extension Homemakers Officer Training. The Kid’s Workshop was also a success.

Delores Kelley, community service project chairman, reported that 32 boxes of cereal had been collected for the children involved in the Transformation Project. School supplies are needed and all members are encouraged to donate school supplies at the next meeting.

Richardson announced that a club fellowship tour to the Old State House has been planned.

James announced that Robinson will teach a Rose Box Workshop for the club, and Mary Smith will teach a Ribbon Lei Workshop for the Jefferson County Extension Homemakers. Fair time is approaching and there are opportunities to judge in other counties.

Crosby, Kelley and Robinson were the picnic hostesses. The hostesses wore grass skirts and everyone was given a lei. The room was beautifully decorated in a Hawaiian decor. Barbecue pork sandwiches was the main dish. After the meal, Christie Barron and Meg Kesl led the group in Bingo.

Special guests were Tamaria Lewis, granddaughter of member Joyce Johnson, and Presley King, granddaughter of member Kelley.