The Jefferson County Extension Homemakers Council recently held its Christmas Council in the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church.

The Jefferson County Extension Homemakers Council recently held its Christmas Council in the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church.

Nancy Rosen, county president, welcomed everyone, including special guests Dennis Bailey, staff chairman, and his wife, Karen Bailey, and Anthony Whittington, Extension agent.

Bettye Johnson, president-elect, introduced the guest speaker, Norma Caldwell. Caldwell presented a special program on fun family gatherings. One of her fondest memories was of her mother being from the singing “Carter Family.” She told many stories about trips taken with her family at Christmas.

“We were truly entertained,” a spokesman said.

Danny Holcomb entertained with several musical numbers. Holcomb has been involved in gospel music his entire life.

The council was led in Christmas carols by Jeanette Banks of the Lunch Bunch EHC. She also accompanied on the piano.

White Hall Willing Workers were in charge of registration and gave each member and guest a snowman name tag.

Grace Willing Workers decorated the fellowship hall with antique dolls, toys, stuffed animals, quilts and pictures. “These were fascinating to look at, as many were over a century old,” the spokesman said.

Camden Road Extension Homemakers served lunch catered by Jenkins. Johnson drew for door prizes and the group was dismissed with the Homemakers Prayer.

The Jefferson County Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.