Debbie James, Jefferson County Extension Homemakers Council president, welcomed members and guests to “Christmas in July.”

The event which is the kick-off for the Jefferson County Extension Homemakers Holiday Foods Show was held in the Conference Room of the Jefferson County Extension Office. Ms. James recognized the clubs and their responsibilities: Heart-N-Hands-registration, Camden Road-hostesses, Willing Workers of White Hall and Lunch Bunch-clean-up, and Grace Willing Workers-decorations.

The room was beautifully decorated with an assortment of homemade Christmas trees.

Connie Herrin, fellowship tour chairman, taught the group a holiday craft. The craft was a Christmas Candy Cane, which could be hung on a Christmas tree. Participants had their choice of lace and decorations for the candy cane.

After the blessing given by Inspiration Chairman, Margaret Thomas, the group enjoyed a delicious buffet featuring recipes to be considered for the Holiday Foods cookbook.

Sandy Smith, holiday foods chairman, thanked everyone for submitting recipes for the holiday foods cookbook. She reminded everyone that the Holiday Foods Event would be held on November 10, 2017 and to continue collecting recipes for this event.

Everyone enjoyed the food, craft, and fellowship and looked forward to making this year’s Holiday Foods event the best ever.

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