Willing Workers of White Hall’s Extension Homemakers Club met Dec. 13 at the home of Marnette Reed for their annual Christmas Party.

President Cheri Aronowitz welcomed everyone and introduced the guests: Kay Cromwell, Janice Lynch and Mary Ann Kizer, Jefferson County Family and Consumer Science Agent.

Jo Ann Carr read the Thought of the Month: “You may give gifts without caring, but you can’t care without giving,” according to a news release. Vice President Karen Needler led members in the Homemaker’s Creed. Sarah Payton read the Handy Hint: “Fill old stockings with potpourri, tie them and hang in your closets for an extra sweet smell.”

Reed read the Inspiration from Luke 2:11: “Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you, he is Christ the lord.” Secretary Elizabeth Wall called the roll, with members answering the question: “How many is on your Christmas list?” Members present were: Aronowitz, Catherine Atkinson, Peggie Barbaree, Carr, Dee Kindrick, Sue Medlock, Payton, Reed and Wall.

Aronowitz announced Payton and Kindrick would be taking the caps to Arkansas Children’s Hospital on Friday. She reminded members of Leader Training and Board meeting on Jan. 3 and county craft workshop on Jan. 26.

“Reed served a delicious meal of Spinach dip and chips, fried pork chops, mashed potatoes and gravy, glazed carrots, green bean casserole, jello salad, zucchini bread, rolls, Italian Cream cake, gingerbread log and fudge candy cake,” the news release said.

Wall was the winner of the Christmas game, and Catherine Atkinson was the winner of the afghan. Money was collected to be given to White Hall Food Pantry. Payton read the “Christmas Pageant Stor” and a “Fruitcake Story.” Members exchanged Christmas presents by playing Dirty Santa.

November update

Willing Workers also met Nov. 22 at the White Hall Library. President Cheri Aronowitz welcomed everyone and asked Jo Ann Carr to read the Thought of the Month “A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small package.” Vice President Karen Needler led members in the Homemaker’s Creed. Peggie Barbaree read the Handy Hint “The most valuable gift you can give another is a good example.”

Marnette Reed read the Inspiration “Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our Thanksgiving.” Secretary Elizabeth Wall called the roll with members answering the question “Have you started your gift wrapping?” Members present were: Aronowitz, Needler, Carr. Sarah Payton, Reed, Dee Kindrick, Peggie Barbaree, Shiela Childers, and Wall. Rachel Reed was a guest.

Barbaree, Community Service Chairman, reported that she had delivered 100 turbans to the Arkansas Cancer Institute at Pine Bluff. Members will work on more to be delivered in early 2017. Cereal was collected for the White Hall Food Pantry.

Dee Kindrick, Recreation Leader, gave the dates of several Christmas parades. Sarah Payton reported the Christmas door decorations for each patient’s room at White Hall Nursing and Rehab were ready. Jo Ann Carr, Education Chairwoman, reminded members of the upcoming County Craft Smorgasbord. Reed presented the program on Gift Wrapping - Homemade Gifts.

Aronowitz thanked members for working at the Enchanted Land of Lights & Legends. Members attending the club outing to Murry’s Dinner Theater were Aronowitz, Reed, Carr, Needler, Kindrick, Payton and guest Sharon King.

The hostess was Childers with other members helping. If you are interested in learning more about Extension Homemakers, you can call any member or Mary Ann Kizer at (870) 534-1033.