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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

Developing Healthy Holiday Habits and Creating Gifts from the Kitchen Workshop coming to Carlinville

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and join Extension for a festive evening discussing holiday eating, modifying recipes, setting New Year’s resolutions, and make and take home a soup and beverage mix in jar; two wonderful homemade gifts from the kitchen to share with family and friends.


Don’t let holiday eating weigh you down! Come join Lisa Peterson, Nutrition and Wellness educator, as she shares tips on how to stay healthy through the holidays. She will also discuss how to keep food safe during the holidays to ensure a happy and healthy holiday season. You will also get a chance to sample some holiday treats and receive some healthy holiday recipes that the whole family will enjoy. Come join in on the holiday fun!


This holiday workshop will take place at the Macoupin County Extension Office on Friday, December 9th from 6:30pm-8:00pm. There is a small fee to cover the cost of supplies. Please call the Macoupin County Extension office in Carlinville at 217-854-9604 for more information and registration, visit our website at, or email



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