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The Cooperative Extension Service of Henry County, Kentucky

Summer 2018

Dear Friends:

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

Henry County Extension Agent
For Family and Consumer Sciences

Club Community Service Projects:

Country Ladies donated 220 items for the March club project and 70 items for the April project, Town and Country donated 10 large bags of items for the March project, Busy bees gave $25 to the 4H Camp scholarship fund, provided 130 items for the backpack program and sent Easter cards for seniors. Jericho donated 195 for the Backpack program.


The Jericho Homemakers focused on Indonesia for a cultural study since club member Jeanne Morgan lived there with her family for twenty-three years. Government, traditions, daily life, and culture were all depicted through a slide presentation. Club President Marian Call commented, "We all enjoyed this presentation very much. Seeing a slice of life in another country reminds us of our world citizenship, and contributes to our understanding of what people in other countries face on a daily basis. We appreciated this opportunity to see some aspects of another culture. Jeanne is the International Chairman tbr our area, and she would be happy to share this 30 minute study with other clubs. Please contact her at 502-741-0073.

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!"

Malissa Beatty hosted a painting class for the
Town and Country Club on decorating cloth
bags that she had made for them!

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

Area Cultural Arts Competition
Winning items from our county competition were entered in the Louisville Area comp ill ion on February 23. Blue ribbon winners from the area are listed below and will go on to the state competition scheduled for May 7-9 in Louisville. Malissa Beatty -Natural Art, old slate scrimshaw design and Pen and Ink Drawing, Janice Cox-Doll Making, Cindy Moore-Holiday Decor, Color Photography, Pillow, Miscellaneous Quilt, Recycled Art, and Scrapbooking! Congrats to all.

New Pinterest Group

Kelly Dockter taught the first class for the new group that will be meeting once a quarter.

The next Pinterest class will be May 31st at 6:30pm We will be making a terra cotta pot person. The fee will be $20 to cover materials. Please make payable to Kelly Dockter and send payment to PO Box 246, New Castle, KY 40050 The deadline to sign up is May 25th

May 7-9-State Extension Homemaker Meeting at the Crown Plaza in Louisville: We have a nice delegation attending this year Prom i-lenry County! Terry Heffley (County Vice President) and Kathy Gephart (County Secretary) will be our voting delegates, also attending are Saundra Smith, Cindy Moore, Jeanne Morgan, Cynthia Dare, and Kathy Schwandner.

KEHA State Membership Update and New LOGO revealed: The total membership in the state for this year is 14,462 - an increase of 35 members! This is the second year in the past four years when KEHA realized an increase in membership. A complete membership report will be shared in voting delegate packers at the K FHA State Meeting in May

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

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

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."

County Fair:  We will be entering items at the Fairgrounds on Monday July 2 and take down on Thursday, July 5. We have the Following scheduled to help:

Culinary-Zelma Winchester/Eminence Club

Horticulture-Country Ladies

Arts and Crafts-Ruth Earl/Town & Country Club

Photography-Karen Shannon

Flowers-Jericho Homemakers Needlework

We need someone to help enter needlework

We will also need volunteers to keep the building open from 7:00-9:00 Mon /Tue/Wed


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




Learn the safest methods to preserve the wonderful vegetables and fruits that are produced in our county this summer. Taught by Chris Duncan, Oldham County Family andConsumer Science.

THURS. JUNE 7, 6:30 P.M.
FRI. JUNE 8, 10:00

Free and open to the public. Call 222-9453 to save your seat.
Oldham County Extension
1815 N. Highway 393
La Grange, KY 40031

June 25th-Louisville Area Meeting Date

The Louisville Area Homemaker Council voted to try having our area meeting in the spring rather than in the fall. So in June the Jefferson County Homemakers will host the next area meeting! More information will follow but the date is Monday, June 25 and the location is the Riverside-Farnsley Moremen Landing located at 7410 Moorman Road in Louisville. We will tour the facility and have a delightful box lunch. The Cost is $20 and you must make a reservation by sending your check made payable to Henry County Homemakers to Box 246, New Castle, KY 40050 by May 30. You must also let us know if you want Chicken salad on a croissant or roasted turkey on wheat when you make your reservation. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes so you can tour the grounds. Registration is at 9:30 and the meeting begins at 10:00.


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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