The Jefferson County Extension Homemakers recently held its fall council. Brenda Robinson, president, welcomed everyone to the event at the conference room of the Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service.


Cheri Aronowitz, vice president, introduced the speaker, Bobbie Morgan, director of the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Library System. She discussed the main library being constructed on Main Street and the new things that it will have to offer. She also spoke on the branch libraries’ renovations. She read stories to the group and closed her program by answering questions about the libraries.


Also during the meeting, Dot Hart, president-elect, led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. The inspiration was given by Margaret Thomas, inspiration chairwoman. The EHC Creed was led by Delores Kelley, treasurer. Vicky Inich, secretary, called the roll, according to a news release.


Mary Ann Kizer, Jefferson County Family and Consumer Sciences agent, presented Certificates of Achievement for exceptional community service and leadership for the 2018-2019 program year to the following members: Debbie James, Robinson, Jo Ann Carr, Connie Herrin, Kelley, Marnette Reed, Linda Works, Sarah Payton, Kaye Richardson, Nancy Rosen, Carolyn Harness, Patsy Brown, Jeannette Banks, Jody Stout, Lynda Toler, Dot Hart, Cheri Aronowitz, Dixie Fritz, Sandy Smith, Margaret Thomas, and Jo Segars.


Kizer also presented awards for the time covered during the previous EHC calender year: Scrapbook Awards — 5th place — Camden Road, 4th place — Grace Willing Workers, 3rd place — Heart-N-Hands, 2nd place — Willing Workers of White Hall, 1st place — New Horizons; Secretary Book Awards — 5th place — Willing Workers of White Hall, 4th place — Camden Road, 3rd place — New Horizons, 2nd place — Grace Willing Workers, 1st place — Heart-N-Hands; Honor Club — 6th place — Lunch Bunch, 5th place — Camden Road, 4th Place — New Horizons, 3rd place — Grace Willing Workers, 2nd place — Willing Workers of White Hall, and 1st place — Heart-N-Hands.


Door prizes were provided by Camden Road.


Robinson reminded everyone of the Holiday Food Show on Friday, Nov. 8. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance. For information about purchasing tickets, call 870-718-1846 or 247-4050.


Aronowitz gave the recognition of club responsibilities: Decorations — Grace Willing Workers and Camden Road, Registration — Willing Workers of White Hall, Hostesses — Lunch Bunch and New Horizons, and Clean Up-Heart-N-Hands.


Thomas blessed the food. Robinson adjourned the group to a pot luck luncheon featuring barbecue.


All members were encouraged to bring four 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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