Debbie James, president, welcomed everyone to the Jefferson County Extension Homemakers Fall Council at the Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service.
Theconference room was decorated in a fall decor featuring pumpkins, fall leaves and scarecrows.
Brenda Robinson, president-elect, led the Pledge of Allegiance and the roll call. The Inspiration was given by Margaret Thomas, inspiration chairwoman. Delores Kelley, treasurer, led the EHC Creed.
Mary Ann Kizer, Jefferson County Family and Consumer Sciences agent, presented Certificates of Achievement for exceptional community service and leadership for the 2017-2018 program year to the following members: James, Connie Herrin, Kaye Richardson, Jo Ann Carr, Robinson, Marnette Reed, Kelley, Sarah Payton, Vivian Gerlach, Patsy Brown, Nancy Rosen, Carolyn Harness, Linda Works, Dixie Fritz, Cathy Lewis, Lynda Toler, Jody Stout, Cheri Aronowitz, Jeanette Banks, Sandy Smith, Marynell Cardin, Jo Segars, Dot Hart, Thomas and Bettye Johnson.
Kizer also presented the following awards for the time covered during the previous calendar year: Scrapbook Awards — 1st Place — Heart-N-Hands, 2nd Place — Willing Workers of White Hall, 3rd Place — Camden Road, 4th Place — Grace Willing Workers; Secretary Book Award — 1st Place — Heart-N-Hands, 2nd Place — Grace Willing Workers, 3rd Place — Willing Workers of White Hall and Camden Road; Honor Club Awards — 1st Place-Heart-N-Hands, 2nd Place - Willing Workers of White Hall, 3rd Place - Grace Willing Workers, and 4th Place — Camden Road.
Mums, provided by Grace Willing Workers, were door prizes.
The Jefferson County Extension Homemakers Holiday Foods Show will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the Gallagher Hall of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 412 W. Sixth Ave. James reminded everyone that the club members would be selling tickets for the Holiday Foods Show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, Oct. 8-12, at the Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service, 500 S. Idaho St. Tickets are $15. At the same time, pecan orders can be taken.
Reed, vice president, gave the recognition of club responsibilities: Decorations — Grace Willing Workers, Registration — Willing Workers of White Hall, Hostesses — Lunch Bunch and New Horizons, and Clean-Up — Camden Road and Heart-N-Hands.
Thomas blessed the food. James adjourned the group to a potluck luncheon featuring chicken spaghetti prepared by Reed.
All members had been encouraged to bring four identical non-perishable food items to be distributed among four local food pantries: Neighbor-to-Neighbor, White Hall Food Pantry, Transformation Project at Centennial Fellowship Church and the Salvation Army as a community service project.
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