Two Extension Homemakers clubs from county earn state recognition
HOT SPRINGS—Two Extension Homemakers Clubs in Drew County have earned state recognition. The groups are among the 111 clubs and county councils being honored today during the awards luncheon at the annual Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council state meeting at the Hot Springs Convention Center.
The clubs are being recognized for their outstanding contributions to their communities. They are state project book winners. The state council is a volunteer organization associated with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service.
Those being honored from Drew County and their projects are:
• The Town and Country Quilters Extension Homemakers Club created an Underground Railroad quilt and made a presentation about the project at the Monticello Senior Center and the Drew County Fair at Monticello. The members also sewed 20 port pillows for cancer patients at Drew Memorial Hospital at Monticello and quilts for a local children’s home.
• The Southside Extension Homemakers Club worked with the Advantages Discovery Center in Monticello, a center that assists adults with special needs. Its members stuffed Christmas stockings for their Christmas party and assisted with two art classes and entered their art work in the county fair.
To learn more about Extension Homemakers, contact the local Cooperative Extension Service agent or visit https://www.uaex.edu/health-living/ extension-homemakers/.