Jefferson County EHC members celebrate ‘Christmas in July’


“Christmas in July” was a big hit as the Jefferson County Extension Homemakers members brought in their favorite recipes with a sampling of each.

The Extension building meeting room was decorated by Grace Willing Workers EHC in a Christmas theme. Willing Workers of White Hall were hostesses and helped arrange the tasting tables. Lunch Bunch was in charge of registration with Camden Road providing cleanup. The recipes collected will be used in the annual Holiday Foods Cookbook. Anyone not submitting a recipe can do so at this time. The Holiday Foods event will be scheduled in October for this holiday season.

Members and guests enjoyed the Arts & Science Center’s production of the musical “Oliver!” on the opening night. The Jefferson County Extension Homemakers members attend all the productions as a group that are scheduled at the Arts & Science Center.

A day trip was held recently to attend the annual Rice Expo at the Grand Prairie Center in Stuttgart. The University of Arkansas Department of Agriculture sponsors this event and it is well-attended from all over Southeast Arkansas. The members enjoyed the speakers, booths and a catfish lunch at noon.

Extension Club members, members at large and families came together for the annual county picnic. Held at the Extension Office, all enjoyed playing Bingo. There were many prizes so most were able to win. President Bettye Johnson opened the event and gave thanks to Judy Cox for being the chair of planning, Camden Road for serving as hostess, Willing Workers for decorating, Grace Willing Workers for registration and Lunch Bunch for cleanup. Connie Herrin was recognized for supplying the most Bingo prizes.

A large picnic style potluck lunch was provided with tea and lemonade to drink. There was lots of really good food, fun and fellowship.

The members brought school supplies to be donated to Arkansas Children’s Hospital for the children.

This has been a busy time for Jefferson County Extension Homemakers with plans being made for the fall season. The clubs will be going on more fellowship trips, plays at the Arts & Science Center and getting ready for the Fair and Livestock show as well as having craft workshops, community service and club meetings in the upcoming months.

Those interested in learning more about Extension Homemakers, may call 870-534-1033 for information.

All meetings and activities are open to all interested person regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, disability, or any other legally protected status. Person with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information should notify the Jefferson County Extension office as soon as possible prior to the activity.