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University of Illinois Extension serving Christian, Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties

Montgomery County
#1 Industrial Park Dr.
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Phone: 217-532-3941
FAX: 217-532-3944
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

Christian County
1120 N Webster St.
Taylorville, IL 62568
Phone: 217-287-7246
FAX: 217-287-7248
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 11:30 am; 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Jersey County
201 W. Exchange St.
Suite A
Jerseyville, IL 62052
Phone: 618-498-2913
FAX: 618-498-5913
Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4 pm and Thursday 8 am to 12 pm

Macoupin County
#60 Carlinville Plaza
Carlinville, IL 62626
Phone: 217-854-9604
FAX: 217-854-7804
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

News Release

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Deck the Halls & Stuff the Stockings: Wreath Making and Gifts from the Kitchen Adult Workshop Coming to Hillsboro

Join University of Illinois Extension for a festive evening of preparing for the holidays with Andrew Holsinger, Horticulture Educator, and Lisa Peterson, Nutrition & Wellness Educator, as they help you create a wreath for the holidays, and make both a cocoa mix and soup mix in a jar for homemade holiday gifts.

This seasonal program will take you step-by-step through the process of making homemade gifts from the kitchen, taste testing, recipes, food safety tips, dealing with the stress of the holidays, and eating sensibly through the holidays. Along with creating homemade gifts, create a wreath the whole family will enjoy! Come learn how to assemble a wreath using natural greenery and hydrangea blooms.

Deck the Halls & Stuff the Stockings Workshop will occur on Thursday, December 8th, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Montgomery County University of Illinois Extension office in Hillsboro, IL. Pre-registration is required. Register by calling the Montgomery County Extension office at 217-532-3941, or online at Space is limited, so sign up soon! There is a fee to cover the cost of supplies. For further questions please contact the Montgomery County Extension office.

 University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact our office.



Local Contact: Lisa Peterson, Extension Educator, Nutrition and Wellness,