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Carrollton Makes Holiday Creations

On Monday, December 5th, members of the Carrollton 4-H Club gathered at St. John's Lutheran Church in Westminster for their annual holiday workshop meeting. Members had the opportunity to make four different festive holiday creations.

One workshop led by Elijah and Josiyah Beard taught members how to make a no-sew fleece pillow. After choosing their fleece material, members tied a series of knots in the material to surround the pillow stuffing. Before long, the pillow was complete and members were all smiles about their accomplishment.

At the evergreen centerpiece workshop, members used fresh greens to create beautiful table arrangements adorned with candles and winter decorations. Matthew Nevin, Vice President of the Club, coordinated this workshop and he helped younger members design their centerpieces.

Hayley Yuenger, a 4-H Junior member, organized the Butternut Squash workshop. This popular workshop turned an ordinary butternut squash into a cute, holiday elf. She showed members how to use felt to make elf hats and belts. She also taught members how to form and attach the Playdough ears and glue on the pumpkin seed mouths.

Glass Hurricane Snowmen were created at the workshop led by former 4-H member, Cynthia Davey. At this workshop, members transformed glass globes from hurricane lamps into festive snowman by painting faces on the globe and then decorating the globes with scarves and black buttons.

All in all, the club enjoyed a very festive and productive meeting. The evening wrapped -up with members enjoying many homemade snacks while holiday music played in the background.

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