Commonwealth Journal

October 10, 2011

Homemakers attend proclamation signing


Commonwealth Journal

— Somerset Mayor Eddie Girdler met with several members of the Pulaski County Extension Homemakers, signing a proclamation that the week of Oct. 10 be observed as KEHA Homemakers Week in Pulaski County.

Attending the proclamation signing with Mayor Girdler are Homemakers Joni King, Connie Neeley, Sandy Butler, Sheilah Childers, Mildred Petrey, Lola Hargis, Hazel Ledford, Karen Ray, Elizabeth Spillman, Alice Whitis, Toni Pendley, Carol Calder, Emma Branscum and Sherry Cordell.

Pulaski County Extension Home-makers are one of the 120 counties in Kentucky observing Homemakers Week, with more than 19,000 mem-bers in more than 1,110 clubs throughout Kentucky.

Joni King is president of the Pulaski County Extension Homemakers. Other county officers are Sandy Griffith, vice president for member-ship; Sheilah Childers, vice president for member resources; Mildred Petrey, secretary; and Hazel Ledford, trea-surer. County chairpersons include: Emily Branscum, Sandy Butler, Rhonda Bloomer, Carol Calder, Sherry Cordell, Melinda Freeman, Susan Hansford and Emma Hutcheson.

The Pulaski County Homemakers have 21 active clubs, plus their mail box members.

If you are interested in joining a Pulaski County Homemaker Club or the mailbox group, contact one of the members listed above or call the Extension Office at 679-6361.

One of the main projects of the local homemakers is their annual Tasting Luncheon. “Peppermint Lane,” the theme for this year’s event, will be held Friday, Nov. 4, at the Extension Office. Settings will be held at 11 o’clock and at 12:30. The cost of the luncheon is $10 which includes a cookbook. Tickets are limited so get yours today.

A bazaar will be held the same day at the Demonstration House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come by and shop the bazaar for many handmade items and baked goods.

Any profit made from the Tasting Luncheon are donated back to the county for scholarships and to clubs to help support their volunteer projects.

The Material Quilt Girls will be having a quilt showing at the Christian Church, located on Hwy. 39 on Saturday, Oct. 15. The quilt show will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

If you have a quilt or quilts you would like to show, please take them to the church from 9 to 10 a.m. and pick up from 3 to 4 p.m.

This is just a showing of quilts with no competition.

For more information contact Emma Peek, president of the Material Girls Quilt Club, or Emma Hutcheson.

Pulaski County Homemakers will also be participating in the “Holiday Flavors to Favors,” a day of celebration at the Green County Extension Office. This event will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, starting at 9:30 a.m.

Classes will include “Gifts from the Heart,” “Healthy Helpings,” “Pamper Yourself,” “Sweet Treats” and “Wrap It Up.”

The cost for the day is $10, which includes lunch. Homemakers can call the Extension Office for more information and to sign up.