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March/April 2018

Dear Friends:

I am sure that by now many of you know that we have lost several great Homemaker Leaders this winter. Carolyn Jeffries was President of the Farmerette Homemaker Club, Past President of the Henry County Homemakers, served on the County Extension Council, and was a dedicated 4H Leader who will be hard to replace. We also lost our County Homemaker President Linda Noel very unexpectedly. Linda was excited about her leadership role in Homemakers and was making plans for our newly organized travel group. Linda like many other great leaders shared her time with not only the Homemakers but also the 4H program and we will miss her leadership and dedication.

Maryellen Garrison
Henry County Extension Agent

Henry County Extension Agent
For Family and Consumer Sciences

During my time as the Henry County 4-H Agent, I have had the privilege of working with many fine volunteer leaders. This past week we have lost one of those leaders in Linda Noel. I am a very firm believer in the old saying that it takes a village to raise a child. The 4-H program in this county is a village made up of caring adults that desire to pass on the love of the skills they possess to a new generation. Linda was a part of that village, and because of her patience and dedication her knitting talents have been passed down and will be carried on by those she has mentored over the years. Linda will be missed and remembered.

Cathy Toole
Henry County 4H Agent

Living Well: Eating Right, Spending Smart, Enjoying Home and Sharing Time. Extension makes a difference in the lives of people, families, and communities.

Check out the newsletter for a variety of educational programs and items! If you know of someone who would like to be added to our mailing list please give us a call!

Maryellen Garrison

Club Community Service Projects:

The Country Ladies provided 155 items for the community service project to the Henry County Help Center in January. The Jericho Club donated 125 toiletry and food items to the Henry County Help Center in January, and 25 items for the Senior Citizens February project. The Country Ladies donated 38 individual items and 45 large bags for the Senior Citizens February project, the Busy Bees sent valentines to seniors and donated 23 items for the Senior Citizens February Project. The Town and Country Club donated 9 large bags for the Senior Citizens February project.

The Country Ladies hosted a tea fit for a Queen for Twin Oaks residents

(4th Wednesday)
Homemaker Book Club

--come join us to hear about what others are reading. Take a few minutes to share a book you have enjoyed and take home a list of others you might be interested in! Only lasts about an hour! We meet the fourth Wednesday at 1:30 at the Extension Office. Everyone is welcome.


Henry County Homemakers Don't forget that you can now also sign up on email to receive your newsletter: We are creating a mailing list to deliver your newsletter right to your email address but first we need to know would you be interested? Email is more economical for us and faster for you. So if this sounds interesting either email me at mgarriso@uky.edu.

80th Anniversary Extension Homemaker Print Available:
We bought a copy to remain in the Extension Office.
Stop by and see it and if you would like to purchase a copy
here is the information.


Now find us on Facebook too!

The new Homemaker Club for the younger generation, the HOMEMAKERS IN PROGRESS is meeting at the Extension Office on the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. unless noted. They also have a FaceBook page. Just look up "Henry County Homemakers in Progress!"

Club Fun Collage!- send photos of your club & we'll try to use them!

The Homemakers in Progress February project was an origami
accordion picture book March's meeting will be a vinyl project.



February 27:. Downsizing Your Home

This program should be of interest to many o4 us! It will be taught at the Henry County Extension Office at 1:30 by Trimble County Extension Agent, Jane Proctor. Learning to let go o4 household possessions +hot you have held on to for years can be difficult. However, when you are downsizing, you cannot take all of your possessions with you. The program is designed to help you start thinking about sorting through your possessions. This class is the Leader Training for March Homemaker Club lessons but everyone is welcome to attend. If the weather is bad call to check on the status. Many times even if school is cancelled the roads are fine by noon or so.

March 5-Starts the Winter/Spring Session of Living Well

The Living Well Club is designed for improving the quality of life of those over 50! We cover balance, coordination, fall reduction and chronic disease with an emphasis on Living Well. Classes are from 10:30 to 11:30 at the Henry County Extension Office-call the Extension Office to get a schedule of classes. Stop by any time to see if Living Well is for you. We also have a group that meets to play Sequence at 9:30 on Fridays before class! Come join the fun and brain activity that playing games brings!

March 5 start of Antique Workshop Series:

R.E. Wells a noted antique authority Prom Versailles, Kentucky will once again offer an 8 week series of Antique Workshops. They will be offered on Monday afternoons Prom 1:00 till 3:00 or Monday evenings from 6:30 till 8:30 at the Spencer County Extension Office located just out of Taylorsville. The cost for the course is $65.00. In addition to the weekly classes you can bring one item each week to be appraised and the last session allows you to bring several items. Class size is limited so register early by sending your check made payable to: Jefferson County Extension Council and mail to Jefferson County Extension Service c/o Valerie Holland at 200 Juneau Drive, Suite 400, Louisville, KY 40243-2549.  For more information contact Valerie at 502-569-2344.

Topics to be offered:
  • March 5-Introduction to Antiques
  • March I2-English Transferware
  • March I9-American Folk Art
  • March 26-Antique Photography
  • April 2-Collecting Cats
  • April 9-Estates & Wills the Other Side
  • April I6-Antique Bottles & Jars
  • April 24-Antique Road Show

March 13-Creative Stitchery/Needlework Leader Training:

This is going to be the topic of your April club lesson but it is going to be handled differently. Instead of an agent visiting us with the program, the lesson will be held at the Shelby County Extension Office for the whole area. If you are a lesson leader register early as this is open to everyone and you may not get a spot! Registration information is included at the end of the newsletter. It is due by March 8th to the Bullitt County Extension Office. Bring your own lunch.

more info in the PDF including registration form

March 15 Pinterest Dub:


Kelly Dockter is going to teach a Pinterest project on March 15 at 6:30pm at the Extension office. The project is a welcome sign with a mason jar. Tie fee is $15 and includes all the supplies except the flowers in the jar. You must register by March 9th. Please make checks payable to Kelly Dockter and mail to the Extension office at P.O. Box 246, New Castle, KY 40050

March 23-Area Homemaker Council:

The Area Council will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the John Black Center located in Oldham County. Delegates from Henry County include, County Vice President Terry Heffley, Area Management Chair Cynthia Dare, and Area International Chair Jeanne Morgan. Maryellen will be driving the office vehicle.

April 10-11:  It's So Fine Sewing Expo:

Here is your opportunity to attend a very top-notch sewing program located at General Butler State Park in Carrollton. The registration packet is large so you can either go to their new Facebook Page! https://www.facebook.com/itssewfine/ or I can email you a copy of the registration pack or if you need a hard copy stop by the Henry County Extension Office. Registration for the event is $100 and due by March 1. Class fees are additional and vary from $5 to $70 and are not due until March 30 after you receive confirmation and class assignment and supply list.


April 25 OR April 26: Gandening In Small Spaces

Gardening is one of America's most popular hobby. Gardening promotes healthy habits so plan to attend. This is the Homemaker Leader training for your club's May lesson and it will be taught at two locations on two different days but not at the usual Henry County Extension office location. This is a Homemaker leader training but once again this program is open to everyone.

April 25 Leader Training

Walt Reichert is teaching "Gardening in Small Spaces" at 10:00 a.m. on April 25 at the Shelby County Extension Office. It is open to all interested people as well as being our Leader Training for the May Club meetings.

April 26 Leader Training

Michael Boice Oldham Horticulture Assistant, and Traci Missun, Ag Agent in Oldham County, will present the program at the Oldham County Office at 10:00. If you would like to ride over with Maryellen just call as she will be driving the office vehicle over and can take five passengers.

And FURTHER ahead...

May 7-9-State Extension Homemaker Meeting at the Crown Plaza in Louisville:

You should be receiving your state KEHA newsletter with information about registering for this event. Since it is so close you may want to drive down for a day and see what goes on at a State KEHA meeting! If you want to take specific classes that are offered don't delay in sending in your registration as they often fill up. Let Maryellen know if you would like a scholarship. There are several available.

TUESDAY EVENING Adult Sewing Groups

Master Clothing Volunteer Alice Newman is holding sessions at the Extension Office on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00, call Alice for more information (845-4287). Ethel Baker and Marcia Potts our other two Master Clothing Volunteers have offered several classes, for more information call Ethel at 655-5551 if you are interested or have question.


May 15-6:30 p.m.: Chautauqua program-The Frontier Nursing Servicel 881-1965

Born into the distinguished and politically powerful Breckinridge family, Mary Carson Breckinridge's journey through personal tragedy paired with the desire to serve those whose needs were greater than her own, led her to establish the Frontier Nursing Service in 1925. The first American trained nurse midwife, Mary recognized the deficient healthcare in the mountains of eastern Kentucky and sought to provide infant and maternal care. The arrival of World War II sent most of the Frontier Nursing's British staff home and prevented travel abroad for midwifery training. The obstacle didn't hinder her, as Breckinridge founded the Frontier Graduate School of Midwifery in Hyden. In 64 years of providing care, the Frontier Nursing Service aided more than 90,000 patients and assisted in 22,477 births. Only 11 mothers were lost during childbirth. Breckinridge developed an innovative program for healthcare in rural areas that is still used as a model throughout the world. The program will be held at Twin Oaks Assisted Living and refreshments will be served following the program. Call the Extension Office at 845-2811 to register so we can plan seating and refreshments.

This program is funded in part by Kentucky Humanities Council.

May 24: 80th Henry County Extension Homemaker Annual Meeting:
More details to follow in our next newsletter.

*Silent Auction —for Ovarian Cancer

*Registration: 5:30 to 6:00

*Dinner: 6:00 to 6:30

*Program: 6:30-7:15

*Business Meeting and Award: 7:15 to 7.45

*Door Prizes: 7.45 to 8:00

Busy Bees -- 2 Door Prizes
Country Ladies -- Caterer
Homemakers in Progress -- Speaker
Eminence -- Table Decor
Jericho -- 2 Door Prizes
Make & Mend -- 2 Door Prizes
Town and Country -- Clean-up


Constitution Change:
At our spring meeting we will be voting on a change to our constitution. We are required to adopt UK's Equal Opportunity statement relative to membership in the organization and need to approve the change as follows: "Membership shall be open to all people regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, genetic informotion, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability."

Bring conned items to donate to the Family Resource Center (summer is the greatest need for food as the children are not eating of school)


Love to Sing?:

Join your fellow Homemakers from across the state in the KEHA State Choir. We sing one time — at State Meeting in May. Send your name, address, e-mail, phone, and $10 to Wendy Hood, 202 Park Avenue, Harrodsburg 40330. You'll receive a practice CD before the meeting and all the information you need to enjoy singing in this fun group. For questions contact her at Wendy7Hood@icloud.com.

June 21-Road Trip!!

We had a full bus of 50 to take a bus trip to Montgomery, Indiana for a tour of the Amish Country. Our next trip is headed to Bardstown, Kentucky. You do not need to be a Homemaker Member to attend. Make your checks to Miller Transportation and mail to Henry County Extension Office, Box 246, New Castle, KY 40050 by May 7!!

  • $89 per person
  • Departs 8:30am Prom the Henry County Extension office
  • Returns 5:30pm

Tour Includes:

  • Transportation
  • Step on guided tour of Bardstown
  • Lunch @ Old Talbott Tavern
  • Old Bardstown Village
  • The Civil War Museum
  • Gratuity for Step on Guide
  • Gratuity for driver

Bardstown is not just any small town. They are the Bourbon capital of the world and "The most beautiful small town in America," according to Rand McNalley and USA today. A local step on guide will board our coach for a 2 hour guided tour of Bardstown. Our tour will begin at the former Nelson County Courthouse, built in 1892, as it now serves as home to the Bardstown—Nelson County Visitors Center.

Lunch is included at the famous Old Talbott Tavern, built in 1779.

After lunch, we will visit Old Bardstown Village and The Civil War museum, one of the nation's Pour most important Civil War tributes, the museum houses Kentucky's largest collection of civil war artifacts and a local winery


Second Wind Dreams Committee: The Second Wind Dreams committee meets at the Henry Count Extension Office at 1:30 on the second Tuesday of the month. We have granted 369 dreams For Senior Citizens. Come join us as we work to begin the Music and Memory program!

Second Wind Dreams We have completed OVER 369 dreams for residents of Homestead since we started the program! If you or a group you belong to hasn’t had the opportunity to experience the joy of participating call Sue Barnett-Committee Chairman or the Extension Office. Dreams come in all sizes!

Second Wind Dreams Project


Please see the PDF file for MoneyWise and
December Family CareGiver
January Family Caregiver

February Family Caregiver

March Family Caregiver
April Family Caregiver
May Family Caregiver

Some other interesting things to explore!

Area Homemaker Web site: If you are on-line you may want to check out the Area Website for Extension Homemakers at:


State Homemaker Web site:


Also don’t forget if you would like you can receive your newsletter via email. Just email me at: mgarriso@uky.edu

Important Note: After the ice storm disaster it became apparent that we need a listing of county residents who might need some special attention. So in preparation for natural disasters, Henry County Disaster and Emergency Service would like to take a survey of Henry County Citizens who are medically disabled. Examples include being confined to a wheel chair, being on oxygen, etc. If you are medically disabled, or know of someone who is please fill out the form (at this link) and mail it to: Henry County DES, PO BOX 202, New Castle, KY 40050

(502) 845-2811 FAX (502) 845-2829

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