Sevier County Coalition to Host August Lunch-and-Learn on Time-Honored Tradition
July 29, 2019
On Thursday, August 15, 2019, the Sevier County Coalition’s Live Well Sevier County Committee and UA Cossatot will be co-hosting a Lunch-n-Learn on home canning at UA Cossatot’s De Queen Campus. The presentation will begin at 12:00 noon in the Weyerhaeuser room, located in the Skilled Trades Building, and will conclude at 12:40 p.m.
Presenter Janet Cantrell of De Queen will be presenting tips on successful canning methods for prized fruits, vegetables and meats. She will also advise how to prevent jars from breaking, help lids to seal and calm fears about botulism. Cantrell says, “Canning is a time-honored tradition that can still be intimidating, but very rewarding. It can be done safely if you use time tested and reliable resources.”
Cantrell is the Sevier County Extension Agent. She attended Henderson State University and graduated with an Education degree in Family and Consumer Sciences and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. Upon graduation from HSU, she taught elementary school and raised her family in Camden, Arkansas, then returned to Sevier County to be near family and work for the University of Arkansas Extension Office.
Reflecting on the five years since moving to the county, Cantrell said, “Sevier County is one of the most energized communities. I take pride in working to make it a place for all to live well.”
All are invited to bring their lunch and join Mrs. Cantrell for this free event. For more on Lunch-and-Learn programs, visit the Sevier County Coalition website at www.seviercountycoalition.com or call UA Cossatot’s Continuing Education Services at (870) 584-4471.