l-r Barbara Cargile a life long Newton resident finishes her 3rd coat on these candle holders that are going to be Christmas gifts for family members. Across the table is Beverly Hardegree a Newton resident who is also making Christmas presents for her family that live in NC, FLa, and Cal. Hardegree said that her granddaughter said that the things she makes are the things they can keep forever but the store stuff brought gifts won't last. Linda Rogers the Ceramic Instructor fofr Turner Lake Complex said that more people this year is seems are making things for Christmas gifts this year.
Barbara Cargill, left, a life-long Newton County resident, puts a third coat of paint on candleholders that she is making as a gift for family members this holiday season. Across the table, Beverly Hardegree, also a Newton resident, is making Christmas presents for family members who live in North Carolina, Florida and California. Hardegree said that her granddaughters look forward to the gifts she makes as keepsakes they will have forever. Both Cargill and Hardegree are part of the ceramics class at Turner Lake Complex in Covington. Linda Rogers, a ceramics instructor, said she is seeing more people interested in making Christmas gifts for family and friends this year.