Book your seats for the 49th Christmas program before they’re all gone – Ksst Radio

Johanna Hicks performed on the 2021 Holiday Cheer program.

By Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Family and Community Health Extension Agent, Hopkins County; [email protected]

October is knocking on the door, which means that the annual extension holiday program, “Christmas Joy” is not far behind! Formerly known as The Christmas Show and Tell, this program was started by my predecessor, Johnny Crump, and I carried on the legend. It is the highlight of the year for many people. Not only is it a fun program, but it’s the beginning of the holiday season for me personally!

49Th The annual “Christmas Joy” program is on the calendar, and we are currently accepting reservations. The details are given below.

  • When: Monday, November 7
  • Where: Southwest Dairy Museum
  • Time: 1.30pm, repeats at 5.30pm (select one time – both programs are the same)
  • Cost: $5 at the door, children 10 and under admitted free.
  • To reserve a seat, call 903-88-53443. We must have a name and phone number for each reserved seat, so please do not call and ask to reserve 15 seats without having each person’s name and phone number.

Because we want to follow the facility’s fire code, we limit reservations to 80 per session, which includes children. However, if someone needs to cancel, we will start a waiting list.

For those who have participated in the past, you will see some of the same familiar faces. I will serve as MC and presenter. Popular Master Wellness volunteers Susie Faltesek and Joan Brennan are returning to offer some great ideas for crafts and decorating. Some new faces this year include Master Wellness volunteers Pat Connelly and Wendy Johnson who will be serving up a new twist on holiday meals for adults and children. Rounding out the speaker line-up is Michael Herrera, who makes presentation and fun on Charcherry boards. Southwest Dairy Museum staff will finish with information about their products, and you’ll have a chance to sample many of their cheeses, spreads, and dip mixes.

As of this writing, the 1:30pm session is more than half full, and the 5:30pm session is almost half full, so don’t delay to book your spot! Each participant will receive a swag bag and booklet containing the items and recipes presented during the program.

National 4-H Week

Each year, 4-H members, leaders and parents recognize National 4-H Week. The 2022 celebration will be held October 2-8. As part of the celebration, Hopkins County 4-H’ers will collect items at schools for the Sulfur Springs Middle School community. Items can be dropped off at the Hopkins County Extension office. Contact our office at 903-885-3443 for a list of items we accept.

Another feature of National 4-H Week is the 4-H Project Fair. 4-H members are encouraged to enter this year’s contest. Entry Categories: Art, Baked Goods, Crafts, Clothing, Decorative Clothing/Accessories, Food Preservation, General Sewing, Holiday, Vegetables, Fruit, Jewelry, Leatherwork, Metalwork, Needlework, Photography, Poetry, Scrapbooking or Woodworking Work. Entries will be accepted Oct. 3 to 6, judged on Friday, Oct. 7, and displayed to the public at the Extension office Oct. 10 to 14. 4-H members can enter similar items in the Fall Festival Creative Arts Contest. Be sure to let us know so we can tag them accordingly.

Closing thoughts

Prayer should be our first response – not our last resort.

Contact Johanna Hicks, BS, M.Ed., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Family & Community Health Agent at the Hopkins County Extension Office, PO Box 518, 1200-B West Houston St., Sulfur Springs, TX 75483. at 903-885-3443; or by email at [email protected].

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