Grace Willing Workers hear program on vintage accessories

Members and guests of the Grace Willing Workers Extension Homemakers Club met recently at the Centennial Fellowship Church for their monthly meeting and pot luck luncheon.

The room was decorated with a fall décor in honor of Thanksgiving. The hostesses for the potluck luncheon were Nancy Rosen, Cathy Lewis and Betty Lacy. Turkey was the main dish.

Delores Kelley presented the program,“Vintage Accessories.” She stated that “vintage” referred to anything that was popular during the 1960’s or before. Some specialty shops sell vintage styled clothing. Consignment and estate auctions are another source of vintage items. You can also locate vintage items on radio stations’ trading posts, newspaper ads, or garage sales. Some guidelines to consider before purchasing an item are:

• Know the value of the item

• Know brand names-know reputations for quality

• Control your desire to buy

• Deliberate a day or two on major investments,

• Consider additional costs.

Kelley brought several vintage items from home and shared when she had received them and their importance to her.

Debbie James, club president, conducted the business session. She announced that there was another workshop to complete the teaching dolls for Children’s Hospital. The Snowman Workshop was very successful. Debbie James and Connie Herrin were the instructors. Geneva Gray and Liz Crosby assisted. Dixie Fritz also helped get it together beforehand. Those attending had their choice to make a small, medium, or large snowman. Those attending from Grace Willing Workers were Gray, Kaye Richardson, Lewis, Delores Kelley, Brenda Robinson, Liz Crosby, Eva Marie Pearson, Carolyn Harness, Doris Turbeville, Marjorie Zuber, Verneita Self, Rosen, James, Herrin, and three visitors.

The Jefferson County EHC Fall Council was a happy time for Grace Willing Workers. They received the First Place Secretary’s Book Award submitted by Sabrina Self-Gwin as well as the First Place Scrapbook Award submitted by Zuber. Mary Ann Kizer, Jefferson County family and consumer science agent, presented the Honor Club Award to Grace Willing Workers. The following received county achievement recognition from the Grace Willing Workers: James, Herrin, Rosen, Dixie Fritz, Zuber, Bettye Johnson, Richardson, Carolyn Harness, Lynda Toler, Lacy, and Crosby.

Non-perishable food items were collected for the Holiday Boxes which will be given to two families.

Loom-knit cancer caps were collected at the meeting. Barbara Stone will deliver them to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital during the Festival of Stars Event.

Members and guests took part in a silent auction chaired by Richardson to raise money for the club.

Guests at the meeting were Kay Cromwell, RSVP volunteer coordinator, Kizer, Christie Barron, Angie Lain, Nan McDonald, and William McNew. Barron and McNew were welcomed as new members.