By Denny Rose
Special to The PREVIEW
Mountain View Homemakers will gather at 10:30 a.m. today, Dec. 12, at the Extension Building for its December meeting.
The reason for the earlier time is to hear the Pagosa High School choir sing Christmas music. The program, under the direction of Dan Burch, is one of the club’s favorite events of the year. Members urge all area women who have ever considered attending a meeting to come on this special day.
The carolers will stay to have a festive lunch and visit with their appreciative audience.
“Our members have enjoyed the interaction with the young people as much as the singers have seemed to enjoy being fed,” commented one of the MVH presidents, Joyce Ryan.
“And we look forward to having them with us every year,” added the other president, Barbara Ford.
Members are asked to bring coolers, slow cookers or whatever will help keep their dish cold or hot as needed. A special menu for the day has been planned.
Everyone who would like to stay and participate in the fun of a gift exchange is asked to bring a $15 gift and plan to stay until 2 p.m. Since the members include local artists and craftspeople — and others who searched out special things from the Holiday Bazaar that MVH sponsors early in November every year — many of the gifts are worth far more than the $15 minimum, so the effort to get the many special gifts can be hilarious.
The Homemakers organization is a monthly gathering of women who are interested in making their lives, the lives of their families and the community more livable. Most of the meetings include lunch and a speaker. At least one meeting each year is a hands-on community project. The July meeting is an auction/fund-raiser. There are no dues or membership requirements. All women are urged to come enjoy the program.