Debbie James presented a program entitled Holiday Centerpieces at the recent meeting of the Heart-N-Hands Extension Homemakers Club. The meeting and potluck luncheon were held at the Centennial Fellowship Church in White Hall.


James said that flowers can be the perfect gift for celebrating a loved one’s milestone or telling someone that you love them. Making your own flower arrangements saves money and can be relaxing. James showed several centerpieces using items that she had made at previous workshops.


She also distributed supplies for everyone present to make a Christmas centerpiece using glass jars, fabric, artificial flowers and greenery. She distributed handouts from the Cooperative Extension Service Office on making flower arrangements.


Brenda Robinson, club president, welcomed everyone to the meeting. Community service was discussed. Margaret Thomas reported that 48 lace fan ornaments were made by members to decorate the club’s Christmas tree at Davis Life Care Center. An envelope was circulated for monetary donations from anyone who wished to contribute money to purchase bingo gifts.


Delores Kelley reported that 258 non perishable food items have been donated so far for the Transformation Food Pantry Project at Centennial Fellowship Church. Two hundred and seventy teaching dolls were cut out while the club worked at the Southeast Arkansas District Fair.


Kaye Richardson taught a Halloween Wreath Workshop for the club. Those attending the workshop were: Cathy Lewis, Barbra Freeman, Jody Stout, Joyce Johnson, Patsy Brown, Vivian Gerlach, Lynda Toler, Sharon Wardlaw, Connie Herrin, and Linda Works (a member of Grace Willing Workers EHC).


Heart-N-Hands Extension Homemakers Club received awards at the Jefferson County Extension Homemakers Fall Council. The club received a first place Honor Club Award, a first place Secretary’s Book Award, and a second place Scrapbook Award. In addition, 15 Heart-N-Hands members received Certificates of Achievement for exceptional community service and leadership during the previous EHC year.


Mary Ann Kizer, family and consumer sciences agent for Jefferson County, was a special guest at the meeting. Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons without discrimination.