By Tozi Rubin
Special to The PREVIEW
The Mountain View Homemakers invite all area women to their special holiday meeting on Thursday, Dec. 11.
The group will gather at 11 a.m. at the Extension building on the fairgrounds. The reason for this earlier time is to hear the Pagosa Springs High School choir singing Christmas music. The program, under the direction of director Dan Burch, is one of the club’s favorite events of the year.
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 past MVH presidents, Joyce Ryan.
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. Those who have not signed up for a dish but want to bring something are asked to call Jeanine Thomas at 731-8730 for a recommendation of the type and amount of food needed.
Everyone who would like to stay and participate in the fun of a gift exchange is asked to bring a $15 to $20 wrapped gift and plan to stay until about 2 p.m. or so.
Since the members include local artists and craftspeople — and others who searched out unique items from the Holiday Bazaar that MVH sponsored Nov. 1 — 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, and the lives of their families and the community more enjoyable. The meetings include lunch and a speaker or activity. At least one meeting each year is a hands-on community project and the July meeting is an auction/fundraiser. There are no dues or membership requirements. All women are encouraged to come.