The Heart-N-Hands Extension Homemakers Club held their annual picnic recently at the Centennial Fellowship Church in White Hall. The theme of the event was “Summertime Hats.” Hot dogs with all the trimmings were the main dish.


President, Brenda Robinson, welcomed members and guests to the meeting and picnic.


Community Service Project Leader Nancy Rosen reported that she, Margaret Thomas and Vivian Gerlach had made two visits to the Davis Life Care Center. They brought the club’s monetary donations for hair-care for three residents who qualified as well as 13 tee shirts. They met with the activity director to discuss ways the club could assist Davis. The club decided to help with bingo gifts and decorate a tree for Christmas with homemade ornaments.


Delores Kelley, Community Service Chairman, encouraged the group to set a goal of 1000 non perishable food items for the Transformation Program’s Food Pantry. Next month the club will bring macaroni and cheese.


The Heart-N-Hands Extension Homemakers love to do crafts. Robinson taught a Laundry Detergent Workshop. Those attending in addition to Robinson were Debbie James, Connie Herrin, Sharon Wardlaw, Rosen, Patsy Brown, Lynda Toler, Warna Turner, Kaye Richardson, Kelley, Jody Stout and her granddaughter, Balleigh Boykins. Jo Segars, a member of Camden Road Extension Homemakers, taught a county workshop at the Extension Office. Those attending the Pine Cone Workshop from Heart-N-Hands were Rosen, James, Herrin, Turner, Kelley, Audrey Armstrong, Thomas, Toler, and Richardson.


For Show and Tell, Sue Womack showed a quilt which she had made. The quilt will be brought to the Master Gardener’s Home and Garden Show.


Robinson encouraged members to attend the fair judging school to be better prepared to judge ast upcoming fairs.


Upcoming events that the club can look forward to attending are two Jefferson County Extension Homemakers Fellowship Tours ( “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” at the Southeast Arkansas Arts and Science Center on July 26 and the Rice Expo in Stuttgart on August 4). Other upcoming events are “Christmas in July” on July 27 at the Extension Office, the Fair Judging School on August 15 at the Extension Office, Officer Training on August 22 at the Extension Office, and the county picnic on August 26 at the Extension Office.


After the luncheon, Dixie Fritz led the group in playing many variations of bingo. A contest was held to decide which member was wearing the best hat. Those wearing hats modeled them, and Robinson won the contest.


Mary Ann Kizer (Family and Consumer Sciences Agent for Jefferson County and Peyton King (Kelley’s granddaughter) were guests at the meeting.


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