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Willing Workers of White Hall’s Extension Homemakers Club met Dec. 16 in the home of Marnette Reed for their December meeting/Christmas Party.  

President Karen Needler welcomed everyone. 

Dee Kindrick read the Thought of the Month “Christmas waves a magic wand over the world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”

Vice President Sarah Payton led members in the Homemaker’s Creed.

Needler read the Handy Hint “Instead of shopping for the perfect gift, tap into your own creativity and create a personal gift that is sure to make your someone feel special.” 

She also read the Inspiration from Luke 14:13.  In the absence of Secretary Peggie Barbaree, Kindrick called the roll.  Members and guests answered by telling if they have their Christmas tree up.  

Members present were:  Cheri Aronowitz, Needler, Payton, Reed, Elizabeth Wall, Sue Medlock and Kindrick. Guests were Kay Cromwell, Member-at-Large and former member of the club; Snooky Sharp, former member of the club; Connie Herrin, member of Heart N Hands EHC; Debbie James, County EHC President and member of Heart N Hands EHC and Mary Ann Kizer, Jefferson County Family and Consumer Sciences Agent.  

Mary Ann Kizer announced she had delivered 67 blankets for the club to the State Office for UAMS to be given to patients during the month of December.  Kindrick reported she and Sarah Payton had delivered 125 caps to Arkansas Children’s Hospital on Festival of Stars Day.

Certificates and key chains were presented to the members of the Club’s Fall Walk Across Arkansas Team.  The team reported the most minutes for Jefferson County.

Members were reminded of upcoming events including a county craft workshop on Jan. 25.  

James presented “Survival Bags” to everyone present.  Payton read a Christmas story about the history of citrus in stocking and coal in stocking and presented everyone with a bag with an orange and all but one had a lump of coal in it.  The one without the lump of coal won a prize.  She also gave everyone a loaf of Zucchini bread.  She also read a story entitled “Information please”.  

Reed served a meal of Chicken Spaghetti, salad, rolls, snacks and desserts, which was enjoyed by all.  Christmas presents consisting of some type of candy dish, candy, kitchen item, etc, was exchanged.  

Each year, Peggie Barbaree makes an afghan for the club to use as a community service project for the White Hall Food Pantry. 

Fifty-One dollars was collected at the meeting for the food pantry and Guest Debbie James won the afghan.

If you are interested in learning more about Extension Homemakers, you can call any member or Mary Ann Kizer at 870 -534-1033.

Special to the Journal

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