Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association Week is Oct. 10-16, and the state’s more than 1,000 clubs are celebrating.

Joining Extension Homemakers is a great way to get involved with and give back to your community. In January 2021, the Caldwell County Homemakers hosted the Souper Bowl of Caring and collected approximately 300 non-perishable food items for a local food pantry. Each club gives back to the community in their own unique way. For example, clubs donate to Ovarian Cancer fund, provide cookies at the Red Cross Blood drives, donate to the HOPE and COPE family resource centers, donate to project graduation, volunteer at a local doctor’s office, donate to the Feeding God’s Children backpack program, and work with 4-H youth.

Extension Homemaker members learn new skills, meet new people, develop life-long friendship, help others, develop leadership skills, and have fun! There are 3 ways to join Extension Homemakers in our county: join an existing club, create a club or become a mailbox member. Caldwell County has nine traditional clubs.

Traditional clubs meet monthly at a variety of times and locations to receive an educational lesson taught by a club member. We currently have nine traditional clubs to choose from. Some clubs follow the lesson with activities and/or food. If one of our current clubs do not meet your needs, consider starting your own club. If monthly meetings do not fit into your schedule, a mailbox membership may work for you. Mailbox members receive the educational information in the mail each month.

Anyone can be a Homemaker! Caldwell County Homemakers dues are $15 per year. Learning opportunities for the upcoming year include KY 4-H and You(th), Body Balance: Safe Storage for Food and Drinks, Underground Railroad Quilts, Sensational Salads, Planning a Butterfly and Pollinator Garden, Saving Savvy and Skillet Cooking. Lessons will be taught via Zoom and are open to the public.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Caldwell County Homemakers, contact the Caldwell County Extension Office at 270-365-2787.

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