Willing Workers of White Hall’s Extension Homemakers Club met Oct. 24 at the White Hall Library. President Karen Needler asked Donna Stevenson to read the Thought of the Month: “I don’t regret the things I’ve done. I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance.”


Vice President Sarah Payton led members in the Homemaker’s Creed. Elizabeth Wall read the Handy Hint “Display favorite Christmas cards on a tiered stand along with artificial greens, small presents, and ornaments.” Malinda Traweek read the inspiration from 1 Kings 4:20.


Secretary Peggie Barbaree called the roll with members answering the question “Do you use real candles in your centerpiece?” Members present were: Cheri Aronowitz, Needler, Payton, Jo Ann Carr, Dee Kindrick, Marnette Reed, Barbaree, Stevenson, Traweek and Wall. Madison Reed was a guest of Marnette Reed.


Barbaree, community service chairwoman, reported she, Stevenson, Traweek, and Payton assisted nine residents at Trinity Village in a craft project Oct. 11. She also reported she has 100 pillows ready to be delivered to Arkansas Children’s Hospital and members are working on turbans for patients at the Arkansas Cancer Institute. Cereal was collected for White Hall Food Pantry.


Aronowitz reported for Catherine Atkinson, nursing home project chairwoman, that 33 wreaths had been taken to White Hall Nursing Home and placed on doors.


Kindrick, continuing education chairwoman, gave history information on White Hall’s oldest business which closed about 10 years ago. Ivan Harvey Taxidermy was located on Dollarway Road and opened in 1965, a year after the city became incorporated.


Payton, education fellowship chairwoman, reminded members of a trip to Little Rock on Nov. 18 to eat lunch and tour the Cheese Factory.


Aronowitz, leadership development chairwoman, reminded members of events, including the County Smorgasbord Workshop on Nov. 30.


Reed presented the program on “Holiday Centerpieces.” She brought flowers, jars, material, pieces of cane, etc., for members to make Christmas arrangements. She said to use an odd number of flowers in arrangements, 3, 5, 7, etc.


Carr reported that Willing Workers of White Hall EHC had received a first place award on their club scrapbook at the fall council and a second place award on their secretary book. Aronowitz, Carr, Payton and Reed also received achievement awards at fall council and 25-plus years of service pins and certificates were presented to Payton, Reed and Carr at the Delta District Rally at Stuttgart in October.


President Needler reminded members of the county fundraiser of selling pecans and peanuts and encouraged members to participate.


Refreshments of soup, corn bread, cheese, crackers, brownies and fudge were furnished by Aronowitz, Payton, Kindrick and Reed.


People interested in learning more about Extension Homemakers, call any member or Mary Ann Kizer at the Jefferson County Coopertive Extension Service, 870-534-1033.