The White Hall Willing Workers met recently at the White Hall Public Library.

The White Hall Willing Workers met recently at the White Hall Public Library.

President Cheri Aronowitz welcomed members present and opened the meeting. She read the Thought for the Month: “Once over the lips, forever on the hips.” She also read the handy hint: “Cold ingredients and limited handling are the key to a wonderful pie crust.” The inspiration for the month was given by Sue Medlock from Matthew 25:35 – I was hungry and you fed me.

Roll call was presented to the question: “What is your favorite pie?

The program was presented by Marnette Reed on, “Oh my, I like pie! Apple pie is the most popular pie with pumpkin pie in second place. When baking a sweet potato pie, place all ingredients in the blender for a smoother filling. Some pies that can be frozen include apple, peach, mince and rhubarb. Several pies were served to show how a small sample of the many different pies that can be served. The pies served included apple, coconut crème, peanut butter with chocolate chips, key lime pie and strawberry pie. Several recipes for pies and pie crusts were handed out to everyone.

The door prize was won by Patsy Glover.

During the business segment of the meeting the following reports were given:

Community Service

• Peggie Barbaree reported the club had worked on stroke vests and eight were finished with two more to be completed. Five club members worked on the vests.

• Sarah Payton, Catherine Atkinson and Barbaree took 45 wreaths to the nursing home. These wreaths will need to be replaced. The group is looking for grapevine wreaths to be used as replacements.

• Relay for Life will be held at Watson Chapel High School fieldhouse from 6 to 10 p.m. May 4.

• The Spring Council will be held on May 1 from 10 a.m. to noon with registration starting at 9:30 a.m.

• Shepherd Center classes will be starting in March and the club has been asked to put on a class.

• The Lawn and Garden Seminar and Show will be held Feb. 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The club will be manning a booth from 9 to 11 a.m., with the other clubs taking two-hour shifts.

• The AEHC Officers Training Workshop will be held on March 14 at the 4-H Center at Ferndale. Registration starts at 8 a.m.


Jo Ann Carr reported that there will be a county workshop at the Jefferson County Extension Office from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 23. The workshop will be to make Walker Bags. Another workshop will be held on March 15 at the extension office from 9 a.m. to noon to make caps.


Patsy Johnson reported that there is extensive road work being done on Interstate 530 between White Hall and Hensley. Some of the road is down to one lane so it is very important to be very attentive and careful.


• Carr reported that there will be a cookie exchange on Feb. 14. Each member is asked to bake two dozen cookies and deliver them to Carr’s home on Feb. 12-13.

• White Hall Willing Workers will hold a club workshop on Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. at Barbaree’s home to make African dresses.

Other members present were Brynn Koschel, Dee Kindrick, and special guest Mary Ann Kizer, county Extension agent family & consumer sciences.

Those interested in learning more about Extension Homemakers, should call any member or the Extension Office at 870-534-1033.