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Jefferson County Holiday Foods Event Big Success

November 22, 2013

Posted by Bettye Johnson, Jefferson County EH Council President

Jefferson County Extension Homemakers held their annual Holiday Foods Event October 29, 2013, at 10:00 A.M. in the Parish Hall of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pine Bluff.  The EHC was very pleased to welcome special guest speaker, the First Lady of Arkansas, Ginger Beebe.

Jefferson cty Holiday Foods(Picture shows Bettye Johnson, Jefferson County EHC President, Ginger Beebe, First Lady of Arkansas, and Judy Cox, Event Chairman).         Mrs. Beebe presented a power point program of the Governor’s Mansion explaining the history and features of the mansion and beautiful pictures of Christmas Decorations of the past.  Over 200 attendees participated in the event which featured wonderful and different foods with demonstrations and a tasting meal of various recipes submitted by Jefferson County Extension Homemakers Club members.   A cookbook which included recipes of foods presented and demonstrated was given to all attendees.  The cost of the event was $10.00 per person and $5.00 each for extra cookbooks.Betty Picture

Everyone enjoyed the food, fun and fellowship.  The beautiful holiday decorations and door prizes were also enjoyed by all.  The event has been a tradition of the Jefferson County Extension Homemakers Council for many years and considered to be one of the best holiday events provided to the community.  Special guests were Betty Oliver, AEHC Volunteer  Coordinator, Kaye Green, AEHC State President  and Karen Bell-Fox, AEHC State Parliamentarian.  

Bettye Johnson, Jefferson County EHC Council President, opened the event and welcomed everyone with an invitation to join EHC clubs in JeffersonCounty.  This event demonstrates what can be done when organization members work together.   Everyone is looking forward to the event next year which is planned to be bigger and better than ever.Jeff. Cty. Holiday Foods-2

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Holiday Foods Committee:

Judy Cox-Chairman,  Bettye Johnson- Arrangements,  Jo Ann Carr and Marnette Reed- Cookbook,  Mary Ann Kizer, Jefferson County FCS Agent – Advisor (Shown in picture left Mary Ann Kizer demon-strating the dish she brought accompanied by members of the Food Science Dept. of U of A  Pine Bluff.)  Picture at right shows Betty Oliver and FCS Agents attending the event.

Committee Members:  Mary Nell Cardin, Mary Smith, Dixie Fritz, Peggi Barbaree, Sarah Payton, Nancy Sumner, Patsy Wallace, Connie Herrin, Kathy Rogers, Nancy Rosen, Debbie James,  Catherine Atkinson, Sandy Smith, Dorothy Green, Sabrina Self-Gwin and Vernita Self.

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