The October meeting of the H.J. Club was held at the Kalona Bakery following a tour of Kalona Chocolates. Lyndon and Mattie Hershberger, owners, shared the history of their business and interesting facts about the chocolate products produced on site. Members were also treated to samples. Following the tour, Katrina Surley from the Kalona Bakery spoke to the ladies about the various noodles made at the bakery.
Refreshments from the bakery were enjoyed, followed by the business meeting. Thirteen members answered roll call to the question, “What is your favorite chocolate?” Minutes were read, and the business meeting was conducted by Jolene Krotz. Ideas for the 2013 meetings were discussed, and it was decided to send thank-you and get-well cards to several individuals. Hostesses were Jolene Krotz and Shirley Nebel.
The November meeting will be a luncheon for members and spouses at the Kalona Family Restaurant at noon on Nov. 15.