Brenda Robinson, Jefferson County Extension Homemakers president, welcomed members and guests to the Jefferson County Extension Homemakers Summer Picnic and Bingo.


The annual event was held in the extension service conference room, which was decorated in a picnic decor featuring flowers in a Mason jar.


The group had a morning of bingo which was coordinated by Connie Herrin, Debbie James and Dixie Fritz, the bingo caller.


A special “Thank You” was given to Herrin for obtaining a large variety of bingo prizes and sponsors.


The Gold Sponsors were: Canco Inc., Cannon Contracting, Inc., Catering by Scotty Ray, Chapel Hardware, Dollarway Plaza, Foster’s Towing, Foster Motor Company (Noel), Goody’s, Ideal Bread Thrift Store, Insley’s Towing, Love It Again Resale, O’Reilly Auto Parts (Dollarway Road), Red Lobster, Rick’s Quick Stop, Super 1 Foods (Dollarway Road), Tu Tu Inc., and Watson Chapel Picture Frame. The Silver Sponsors were: Amanda’s Villa, Ameca Mexican Restaurant, Big Bango Pizza Parlor, Cape Diem (White Hall), Chapel Pharmacy, Country Kitchen, Deja Vu, Double Header, El Parian, El Sol, Jones Feed Inc., Joy Dell’s Tanning, Keepsakes, Kitchen Kung Fu, Larry’s Pizza, Leon’s Catfish and Shrimp, Natural Bliss, Pine Bluff Truck and Trailer, Rogers Home Furnishing, Scat Pools, The Hive Cafe, T’s Place, Terry Ace Hardware, The Light House, The Wood Shed, The Hook, Town and Country Hardware, Wholesale Tire, Wishing Well (Hwy 270), Woodlands Pharmacy, and Wright’s Ranch House.


Robinson recognized the clubs and their responsibilities: Decorations—Camden Road, Registration—New Horizons, Hostesses—Willing Workers of White Hall and Heart-N-Hands, Cleanup—Lunch Bunch and Grace Willing Workers.


After the blessing by Margaret Thomas, the group was treated to a pot luck luncheon featuring hamburgers and hot dogs grilled by John Aronowitz, Dale Payton, Bob Rosen and Jim Wilson.


The Extension Homemakers brought an assortment of picnic food. They also brought non-perishable food items to be divided among four local food pantries as their community service project.


A raffle was held for a huge flower pot filled with prizes. Jo Ann Carr was the winner.


Robinson thanked Cheri Aronowitz-Picnic Chairman and Herrin-Bingo Sponsors and Prizes.


The group was reminded that the Holiday Foods Event will be held starting at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at St Joseph’s Catholic Church’s Gallagher Hall.