Jody Stout presented the program, “Prevent Type 2 Is For You,” to Heart-N-Hands Extension Homemakers Club meeting at Centennial Fellowship Church at White Hall.


Stout said that eating healthy, exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, and managing stress are key factors in preventing Type 2 Diabetes. She reminded everyone that 1/2 of their plate should be fruit and vegetables.


Watch out for fat free items when shopping. Many of them replace fat with more sugar. In planning menus, consider items for modifications or elimination. Aim to exercise for at least 150 minutes weekly, she said.


Stout led the group in several relaxation techniques and served everyone a sample of Orange Creamsicle Pie made with low fat ingredients.


Also during the meeting, Nancy Rosen, special community service project leader, thanked Sue Womack for donating lap throws and other items for the third needy resident at the Villages of Baptist Health Care West. Rosen said that she and Margaret Thomas would soon visit the resident and take donated items to her.


Brenda Robinson, club president, thanked the members for participating in club and county activities. Heart-N-Hands EHC had a Painting on Canvas Workshop. Those attending were: Patsy Brown, Debbie James, Kaye Richardson, Vivian Gerlach, Cathy Lewis, Terri Jordan, Tamieka Shelby, Dixie Fritz, Rosen, Delores Kelley, Robinson, Peyton King, Stout, Linda Murray, Smith, Loretta Jordan, and guest-Sarah Payton.


A Jefferson County Extension Homemakers Workshop, Flowers and Easter Eggs, was held at the Extension Office. Those attending from Heart-N-Hands EHC were: Brown, Lewis, Fritz, Lynda Toler, Murray, Carolyn Harness, James, Smith, Gwen Bunch, Barbra Freeman, Robinson, Kelley, Audrey Armstrong, Dot Hart, Richardson, Gerlach, and Stout.


For Show and Tell, Sandy Smith showed the group a Necktie Angel that she had made. Robinson reported that the club had collected 1,323 food items so far for the Transformation Project at Centennial church.


James presented the proposed Heart-N-Hands EHC slate of officers for 2019-2020: president, Cathy Lewis; vice president, Delores Kelley; treasurer, Connie Herrin; secretary, Vivian Gerlach; and parliamentarian, Brenda Robinson. The slate was accepted by acclamation.


Herrin announced that there will be a Hummingbird Banding Education/Fellowship Tour. The date has not been confirmed yet.


Mary Ann Kizer, Jefferson County Family and Consumer Sciences agent, discussed Annie’s Project, Our Front Porch, and delivered Achievement Party invitations to the Heart-N-Hands county achievers.


Guests at the meeting were Sarah Payton and Kizer. After the meeting, the club adjourned to the Mongolian Grill for lunch and fellowship.


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