Christmas Time in Master Gardener World

The Chilton County Master Gardeners celebrated Christmas at their December 12 meeting. After a brief business meeting, Master Gardener certificates and badges were presented to our new certified Master Gardeners. Congratulations to Bobby Atkinson, April Oakes and Kathy Oakes for completing the requirements for MG certification.

In addition to our members we had many guests including several spouses, Chilton Extension retirees Gay West and Elaine Densmore, CEC Lucy Edwards and our Chilton Extension agents and staff. We enjoyed a wonderful covered dish dinner with all the traditional Christmas casseroles, turkey, dressing, ham, salads and desserts. Thanks to our Hospitality team for the Christmas Village decorations and to all our set up and cleanup volunteers.

Then the fun started with a spirited Dirty Santa gift exchange!
photos by Audrey Giles and Lyn Webb

Bobby Atkinson, April Oakes, and Kathy Oakes receiving their MG certificates
2024 President Skip Coulter and wife Carol Coulter
2023 President Jerry Farmer slicing the turkey he cooked for the dinner. Thank you, Jerry!!
L – R Master Gardeners Imogene Bresse, Mildred and Jimmy Knowles and Lamar Giles
Amy Baker sports her Christmas Ugly Sweater! Her words, not mine!
Staff of Chilton County Extension Office
L-R Trisha Williams watching Gail Brooks open her Dirty Santa gift
Trisha Williams says to Kathy Oakes, ” Here, let me help you😊❗️”
Christmas Village decorations
Christmas Village