The Christmas luncheon of the Bess Jenkins Christmas Club was held at the Pine Bluff Country Club.

The Christmas luncheon of the Bess Jenkins Christmas Club was held at the Pine Bluff Country Club.

Lunch was served with a “beautifully” decorated tree in the background as members and their guests arrived.

Helen Campbell delighted the group with a program on French fashion designer Coco Chanel, who was born in Saumur, France in 1883. She entered the world of fashion in Paris, where she opened her first shop — a hat shop — in 1910. The shop later expanded to include a complete line of beautiful women’s wear.

She became known for her simple, yet timeless and sophisticated designs, all paired with great accessories — many still popular today. Chanel is well-remembered for “the little black dress,” Chanel jackets and suits, and of course, Chanel No. 5 perfume. She died in 1971 at the age of 87.

Hostesses Marjo Dill, Peggy Dreher, Joannye Crabb, Joanne Clemmons and Campbell served “a delicious” lunch of chicken crepes, grilled asparagus, stuffed cinnamon apples an an “elegant” white cake served with lemon sauce and whipped cream.

Tables were decorated for the season with poinsettias accented with Christmas greenery.