Brenda Robinson, Jefferson County Extension Homemakers Council president, welcomed members and guests to “Christmas in July.”

The event, which is the kick off to the Jefferson County Extension Homemakers Holiday Foods Show, was held in the Jefferson County Extension Service conference room, according to a news release.

Holiday Foods will be held on Friday, Nov. 8, starting at 10 a.m. at Gallagher Hall at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Robinson thanked everyone for coming and recognized the clubs and their responsibilities: New Horizons—decorations, Camden Road—hostesses, Heart-N-Hands—clean-up.

Lunch Bunch and Willing Workers of White Hall helped where needed. The room was decorated using a Christmas decor.

After the invocation, the group participated in the buffet featuring finger foods and desserts. Members submitted recipes to be considered for the Holiday Foods Cookbook.

Debbie James, assisted by Marion Shorey, taught a Christmas craft. Everyone said they enjoyed making a Christmas ornament.

For community service, the group brought non perishable food items. The items were divided between Neighbor-to-Neighbor, White Hall Food Pantry, Salvation Army, and the Transformation Project at Centennial Fellowship Church.

James, Holiday Foods chairwoman, talked about the event. She stated that Dot Hart would be co-chairwoman.

“Everyone enjoyed the food, craft, and fellowship and will continue to collect recipes and work to make 2019 Holiday Foods a big success,” according to the release.

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