Willing Workers of White Hall’s Extension Homemakers Club met at the home of Jo Ann Carr for their annual meeting/picnic on Aug. 27, with a 50’s theme.


Some members wore 50’s style clothing, including a poodle skirt. President Sarah Payton called the meeting to order and welcomed members. Donna Stevenson read the Thought of the Month: “Fellowship is food for the soul”.


Vice President Karen Needler led the members in the Homemaker’s Creed. Jim Wilson read the Handy Hint: “When you pack your picnic basket, place heavier items on the bottom.” Malinda Traweek read the inspiration from John 6:36.


Secretary Jo Ann Carr called the roll with members answering the question “Where is your favorite picnic location?” Members present were: Cheri Aronowitz, Ellen Bauer, Carr, Dee Kindrick, Payton, Stevenson, Traweek, Karen and Jay Needler, Penny Scholes, Marnette Reed, Elizabeth Wall, and Kathy and Jim Wilson.


Members were reminded of upcoming events including county picnic, Leader Training, Board Meeting and all fair dates. This club is scheduled to work at the fair on Tuesday night and also on Thursday morning during senior day. Members were also reminded to get all recipes for Holiday Foods turned in at the county picnic. Holiday Foods Event will be on Nov. 8.


After the business meeting, members moved to the sunroom where the tables were decorated with black and white checkered tablecloths and paper 50’s records and jute boxes. Favors of little jars of salt scrub were at each place. Members had a potluck meal including meat loaf, beef stroganoff, various salads, fried okra, watermelon , brownies, ooey gooey cake and mayonnaise cake.


After the meal, games were played and Wall won the prize for listing the most grocery items she could buy that started with her first initial. She chose the Elvis wind chimes as her prize. Kindrick won the prize for listing the most foods from the 50’s. Members then enjoyed several games of bingo.


The next meeting will be 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at the White Hall Museum and the program will be Home Canning Techniques. Guests are welcome.


People interested in learning more about Extension Homemakers may call any member or Mary Ann Kizer at the Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service, 870-534-1033.


The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its program to all eligible persons without discrimination.