Ronda Rex, a family and consumer science specialist with the University of Kentucky Cooperative, guided participants in making holiday gifts using simple ingredients found in most any kitchen. The program was held on a Thursday in mid-December at 3:30 p.m.
Ronda talked about ways to save money by creating homemade gifts for friends and family and how the savings could pay future dividends. She showed us how to decorate mason jars filled with trail mix and how to make a cocoa mix placed in plastic bags and decorated to look like reindeer.
Ronda even used her personal story of having grown up in poverty, sharing how she was able to make a better life for herself through sound financial principles.
Campbell County Library teamed up with the University of Kentucky to teach patrons how to make holiday gifts on a budget.