Huntington County Extension Homemakers celebrate state week Oct. 15-19

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Indiana Extension Homemakers Week is Oct. 15 to 19 and a display was used during September to highlight the local homemakers’ activities for Huntington County at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library.

This month members of the Huntington County Extension Homemakers will read books to the preschoolers at Head Start. The organization reads to the children four times a year. In preparation for the event, the extension homemakers made 72 book bags to give to the children at the first reading to keep their books in.

Also in October the Paper Artisans Extension Homemakers Club will sponsor their annual crop at the Huntington County Fairgrounds. Scrapbookers will attend for a day to work on their scrapbooks.

On Dec. 7, the homemakers will have their annual holiday cookie and candy sale at First Merchants Bank Heritage Hall.

Educational lessons are presented at various times throughout the year for the members, who take the information back to their local clubs. The homemakers sew book bags, make teen pillows and save pop tabs for Riley Children’s Hospital. They have also made turbans, pillows and lap blankets for cancer patients at Parkview Huntington Hospital. The Piece Makers Quilt Club is consistently busy making quilts and donating them to organizations around the country, including the pediatric unit at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

Additional community service projects include donation of items to Love INC, Salvation Army, Place of Grace, Youth Services Bureau, Angel Tree, Parkview Huntington Boys & Girls Club and Christmas cards and Valentine’s Day cards to nursing home residents.

The Extension Homemakers are also involved in the Huntington County 4-H Fair by sponsoring Ladies’ Day at the fair, presenting educational programs for fairgoers. They also helped with the 4-H Royalty Contest by providing lunch for the participants.

The homemakers are involved in international activities and are members of the Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW). They are also involved with the National Volunteer Outreach Network Inc. (NVON), which brings together organizations that are members of ACWW to promote friendship and understanding between member organ- izations for better communication in the U.S. and the world.

For more information about the Huntington County Extension Homemakers, call the Huntington County Extension Office at 358-4826.