Boost the holiday spirit with upcoming extension service events

By CHERYL WALKER Milam County AgriLife Extension Agent

Come shop and eat lunch at the annual Christmas Cottage from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Methodist Fellowship Hall in Cameron on Friday, Nov. 6.

The Christmas Cottage is a free come-and-go activity that welcomes everyone. We have a number of booths where you can look and buy jewelry, Christmas decorations and gifts, handcrafts, homemade bears, popcorn skirts, night lights, crochet items (angels, snowflakes and doilies), baby blankets, quilts and more.

After you shop, enjoy a delicious lunch. The county extension education clubs will offer a variety of desserts along with their chili, stuffed potatoes or stew to satisfy your lunch hunger.

The Milam County Extension Education Association, Family and Consumer Sciences Committee and the Texas AgriLife Extension Service are sponsors of the activity. If you have questions, call the Milam Extension Office, 254-697-7045.

Holiday Idea Exchange

Are you in need of holiday craft and food ideas? If so, make plans on attending the Holiday Gift Idea Exchange on Nov. 16 at Bea's Kitchen in Cameron.

The program will start at 6:30 p.m. with demonstrations from 4-H'ers across the county. Participants will get a handout of the craft and food instructions as well as enjoy a variety of snacks and door prizes.

Christmas Tour Dec. 3

The Annual Christmas Tour will take you to the Homestead Traditional Crafts Village near Elm Mott and Nature in Lights along Lake Belton. We will depart from Cameron by charter bus at 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 3. The cost is $50 per person.

At the Homestead Traditional Crafts Village we will see demonstrations at the Fiber Craft Shop, Pottery Shop, Blacksmith Shop, Gristmill, Furniture Shop and Restored Barn. You will enjoy a lunch at the Homestead as well as shopping opportunities.

After a day at the village, you will have a supper stop at the Temple Mall and then on to see the lights on Lake Belton.

The bus will drive through the light display and make a stop at Santa's Village where you can buy hot chocolate, cookies and seasonal crafts. We plan on arriving back in Cameron about 9:30 p.m.

For registration information, come by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service of Milam County in Cameron at 100 E. 1st. or go to and look under events. You can also call our office at 254-697-7045 for additional information.

Space is limited to 56 persons.

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