Jefferson County Extension Homemakers Council celebrates fall

Members of the Jefferson County Extension Homemakers Council recently enjoyed a delicious potluck lunch at their annual Fall Council meeting.

Nancy Rosen, county president, welcomed everyone and recognized the clubs present. She also introduced a special guest, Kaye Green, the state president of the Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council.

Patsy Glover, vice president of the county and state treasurer, lead the Homemakers’ Creed. Marnette Reed gave the inspiration.

Mary Ann Kizer, count Extension agent-family and consumer science, presented an award to Grace Willing Workers for earning the award as an Honor Club.

Awards were also presented by Kizer for scrapbooks as follows: first place to Grace Willing Workers, and second place to White Hall Willing Workers.

Kizer presented awards for secretary books as follows: first place to Grace Willing Workers, and second place to White Hall Willing Workers.

The following members received achievement awards for 2012: Debbie James, Connie Herrin, Peggie Barbaree, Reed, Jo Ann Carr, Rosen, Glover, Cheri Aronowitz, Dixie Fritz, Marjorie Zuber, Bettye Johnson, Kaye Richardson, Carolyn Harness, Sarah Payton, Nancy Sumner, Judy Cox, Lynda Toler, Betty Lacy, Liz Crosby and Jeanette Banks.

Johnson, first vice president, introduced the guests, the “SISTERS”, who consist of Royce Downs, who plays the fiddle and auto harp, and Mary Lou Mahurin, who plays the mandolin and auto harp. These ladies have played together for more than five years.

White Hall Willing Workers did a beautiful job decorating the room for the lunch and Grace Willing Workers provided door prizes and registration. Camden Road Extension Homemakers were the hostesses for the event.

On Friday, there will be an African Dress Workshop at the Extension office. A Snowman Workshop will also be held on Nov. 19. There will be a Wreath workshop on Dec. 5.

For more information about the workshops, call the Extension office at 870-534-1033. Reservations must be made for all workshops.

The Jefferson County Extension Homemakers Clubs are open to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.