Go Pink with Pumpkins in Observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Alcorn State University Extension Program hosted a wreath-making workshop at the Jefferson County Multi-Purpose Building, 678 South Main St., Fayette, Mississippi. The workshop was held October 4.

Jardana Brice, area family & consumer science educator, has been hosting workshops in various communities for a year. This seminar is an apart of a series that focuses on saving money while giving your home charm and beauty without the high cost.

“Why pay $90 for a wreath {at various companies} when you can make one for $10-$13,” said Brice.

The participants handmade their pumpkin wreaths using the economically savvy materials given. Wire wreath frames, several different décor meshes, plastic fall leaves and flowers, zip ties, décor ribbon, glue and 75 cents hula hoops, all sat on tables as 12 women made personalized wreaths.

Brice provided instructed on how to make the wreaths.

“You zigzag the mesh across and around the wire frame or hula hoop, next you add your fall flowers and ribbons, and personalize your wreath to your taste,” she added.

As the event ended, participants shared ideas about the upcoming holiday season.

“The next event will most likely be with a Christmas theme. Maybe we will do a Santa wreath,” she expressed.

The next wreath-making workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, November 30 at 10 a.m. at the Jefferson County Multipurpose Building.

For more details on future workshops, contact Jardana Brice at 601-786-3131 or [email protected].