Holiday Happenings

The past few months have been very busy for Co-op members.  November started with a class on Poultry Processing.  Alex VanAcker showed us how to process our Thanksgiving Turkeys and a few chickens provided by Richard.

The November meeting included a great demonstration on Dutch Oven Cooking by Phyllis Swenson.    Members held a holiday sale of goods and crafts.  All items from herbal crafts, natural laundry soap, artwork, and healthy foods, were displayed and sold.  The sale was held again at the December meeting along with wine tasting.

Dave Fuselier from Spring Creek Winery gave us a class and following the meeting, we had a great potluck full of appetizers.

The next meeting will be Sunday, January 15.  Please join us at the Van Acker house (1636 Elm Ave, Canon City) at 4 pm for a poluck meeting.   A Meatless Monday presentation by Harriet Balhiser will follow the co-op meeting.

We will be having a class before the meeting: Tonya Lewis, a Wellness Consultant, will be conducting a one hour class on the health risks from the chemicals in common cleaning and personal care products, and the connection between these products and illnesses such as Asthma, Allergies, ADD/ADHD, Digestive disorders, Respiratory illness, even cancer. Location of class is 1636 Elm Ave Canon City.   Class is free for Co-op members, $5 for non-members.

The Co-op is starting a movie night this year, first movie showing on January 28th from 4-7 pm.  Location is Van Acker home (1636 Elm Ave., Canon City).   A movie will be chosen from the Co-op Library and discussion will follow the movie.  Please bring a healthy snack since the event flows over into the dinner hour.


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