Kentucky Extension Homemakers Week

Published 2:26 pm Wednesday, September 27, 2017


Boyle County Extension Office 

Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association Week is Oct. 8-14, and the state’s more than 850 clubs are celebrating their accomplishments from the past year.

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Extension Homemakers are firmly rooted in community service with more than 14,000 members contributing more than 300,000 volunteer hours for Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service-sponsored activities.

KEHA members are huge supporters of higher education and youth. During the 2015-2016 fiscal year, the organization awarded more than $58,000 in college scholarships to deserving students and gave more than $14,000 in 4-H Camp scholarships. Extension Homemakers also volunteered more than 90,000 hours to support youth development activities across the state.

The organization supports several international causes including the Kentucky Academy in Ghana. During the past nine years, Extension Homemakers have helped the academy, which is a kindergarten based in Adjeikrom, Ghana, with various projects. These efforts include building upgrades, new furniture and a new water well. Most recently, the group has raised money to fund the construction of a library in the village of Adjeikrom.

Outreach efforts extend to local communities too. In Boyle County, our Extension Homemakers have served the community by donating scholarships to Danville and Boyle County Students, raised money and donated supplies for the Humane Society, made blankets for Camp Horsin’ Around, donated to Grace Café and Kentucky Adapt, and volunteered thousands of hours in different ways throughout the community.

Joining Extension Homemakers is a great way to get involved with and to give back to your community. If you are interested in learning more, contact the Boyle County Extension office.

A great way to meet some of the members and finding your place in the Boyle County Extension Homemakers is to attend an event during Extension Homemakers Week. Here is the complete list of events for this year’s celebration.

Monday, October 9th

76ers Club Meeting at the Boyle County Extension Office at 6pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, October 10th

Tasting Party and Silent Auction at 6pm at the Boyle County Extension Office

Wednesday, October 11th

Perryville Club Meeting at Mallard’s at 11:30am. Please RSVP by calling 236-4484.

Crafty Afternoon craft classes from 1pm-3pm at the Boyle County Extension Office.

Thursday, October 12th

Starry Night Studio at 6pm at the Boyle County Extension Office

Friday, October 13th

Game Night from 6pm to 9pm at the Boyle County Extension Office. Light refreshments will be served.