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Mountain View Homemakers to hold holiday gathering

Mountain View Homemakers will gather at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Extension Building at the fairgrounds.

At 11, the high school choir will present a program of Christmas music, followed by a traditional Thanksgiving feast created by Homemaker members.

Women of all ages and interests are invited to come and take part in the event. Visitors are not expected to bring food for the lunch, but can choose to bring a $12 to $15 wrapped gift so they can enjoy the fun of the rollicking gift exchange that will follow the music and the meal. Members who are bringing dishes that need to stay cold or hot are reminded to bring them in either a slow cooker or ice chest.

“This musical presentation by our talented High School choir is always a beautiful way to get into the true spirit of Christmas. And this year, we’re asking all who attend to bring any food or paper items they would like to pass on to the local food banks,” commented Homemaker’s President Mary Webb. “There are so many people who need the help of the food distribution centers this year.”

At noon, or a bit before, a covered dish lunch of turkey and all the trimmings will be enjoyed by the choir and their appreciative audience. And, the meal will provide an opportunity for young people, and those not quite so young, to spend a little time visiting. The lunch has always been a big hit with the members of the choir, and they are urged to eat their fill before returning to school.

Then, a gift exchange game will be enjoyed by the members and as many of the visitors willing to join them. This is one of the most fun meetings and members look forward to it each year. Former members or members who have not attended lately are especially urged to come and enjoy this special day.

Mountain View Homemakers is a monthly gathering of women who are interested in making the lives of their families and their community more livable. Most meetings include a covered dish lunch and either a speaker or two of community interest or a hands-on community project. One auction fund-raiser every summer results in contributions to eight local non-profit efforts. There are no dues, and women who attend their second meeting automatically become members.

For information call Mary Webb at 731-1288.

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