WH Willing Workers celebrate Christmas at recent meeting

Willing Workers Extension Homemakers Club of White Hall met Dec. 18 at the home of Marnette Reed for its Christmas meeting/party.

Reed’s home was decorated throughout for the Christmas season and members and guests enjoyed looking at all the different decorations.

Vice president Patsy Johnson welcomed everyone, read the Thought of the Month, the Handy Hint and led the members in saying the Homemaker’s Creed. Sue Medlock read the inspiration from the first chapter of Matthew.

Members and guests answered the roll call by telling their favorite Christmas memory. Members present were Catherine Atkinson, Peggie Barbaree, Johnson, Jo Ann Carr, Shannon Keele, Haley Blevins, Sarah Payton, Patsy Glover, Dee Kindrick, Sue Heinze, Sue Medlock, and Reed. Elizabeth Wall was welcomed as a new member. Guests were Snookie Sharp, Mary Wall, Elizabeth Wall’s mother, Dianna McNutt, Shea McDaniel, and Mary Ann Kizer, family and consumer science agent.

The following Christmas Stories were read — “A Boy’s Finest Memory” by Norman Vincent Peale was read by Kizer; “The Older I Get…” was read by Reed; and “If Christ Had Not Come” was read by Carr.

Reed won the afghan that was made and donated by Barbaree for the annual Christmas fundraiser. Money raised was used to buy food for the White Hall Food Pantry.

Reed served a delicious Christmas meal of turkey, dressing, green beans, vegetable casserole, sweet potato casserole, rolls and a variety of desserts.

After the meeting, members had an apron exchange with Medlock singing “Jingle Bells” and the aprons being passed around until she stopped singing.

The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the White Hall Library. The program will be “Start your Day with a Healthy Breakfast.”

Guests are always welcome. Anyone interested in learning more about Extension Homemakers, may contact any member or Kizer at 870-534-1033.