’Tis the Season event draws crafty crowd

November 5, 2013 • Local News

Leanita Langford gives a demonstration as she transforms ordinary containers into snowmen during ’Tis the Season, a seminar on Christmas gift and decor ideas, at the Roswell Convention Center, Tuesday. (Mark Wilson Photo)

Crafters and several attendees looking for Christmas ideas filled the seats Tuesday at the Convention and Civic Center for this year’s Chaves County Extension Club’s ’Tis the Season event.

Four stations were decorated [auth] with wreaths, ornaments, quilts and handmade bags, and delicious treats. Green, red and white lights and decorations created a festive mood.

“I love coming to these,” said Debbie Langley. “It gives me ideas for gifts and home stuff. I come every year.”

Organizer Shannon Wooton said the attendance was great. Each attendee was given a book of recipes and gift ideas to follow as they visited each station for 20 minutes.

“The seats are filled and the books are gone,” Wooton said.

The extension office presented two events Tuesday.

Some money raised at by the program funds scholarships for local students.

The four stations included: Christmas décor, entertaining, easy gift making and simple sewing.

For those who are interested in getting information about the program or a book, visit the Chaves County Extension Office, 200 E. Chisum, or call 622-3210.

Proceeds from a quilt raffle during the day will help fund three scholarships for local students. One scholarship is awarded to a freshman who attends any university in New Mexico. One is given to an upper-classman in the state, and another is given to a student who is returning to school.

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