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Russell County Homemakers Week begins Oct 8

By Megan Gullett, Family & Consumer Sciences Agent
Russell County Cooperative Extension Office

Celebrating Kentucky Extension Homemakers Week in Russell County during Kentucky Extension Homemaker Association Week October 8-14, 2023 allows the Russell County Extension Homemakers to showcase what being a homemaker is all about and open their activities to the local public.

The Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association (KEHA) is a volunteer organization that works to improve the quality of life for families and communities through leadership development, volunteer services, and education.

KEHA was developed in cooperation with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. Across the state, County Extension Agents for Family and Consumer Sciences work closely with KEHA members and clubs to provide educational programming and coordinate community activities.

KEHA was established in 1932, and across the state members annually complete more than 600,000 volunteer hours. Since 1977, the KEHA has actively supported the University of Kentucky Ovarian Research Fund, and actively donates and brings members for screenings each year.

The Russell County Extension Homemakers support statewide initiatives as well as help the local community. Our local Homemakers provided over 2,800 hours in volunteer service in the 2022-2023 year. Additionally, the Russell County Extension Homemakers currently have three Master Clothing Volunteers who help children and adults learn to sew.

These Homemakers donate their time to helping God's Food Pantry, the Lake Cumberland Children's Advocacy Center, Russell County Schools, Somerset Dialysis Center, Russell County Hospital Hospice, and the Campbellsville Dialysis Center to reach those in need. Finally, each year the Russell County Extension Homemakers provide a one-year college scholarship to a high school senior or non-traditional student who applies and is selected.

The Russell County Extension Homemakers are more than a simple volunteer service organization. These individuals support the local community, donate their time to serve as volunteers in many capacities and help friends, family, and the local community improve their quality of life. Homemakers are always looking to offer leadership and fellowship to others, and anyone is welcome to join their organization.

Join the Russell County Extension Office in celebrating KEHA Week, October 8 through 14, and see how you can support our community. For more information, please call the Russell County Extension Office at 270-866-4477.

The Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is an Equal Opportunity Organization with respect to education and employment and authorization to provide research, education information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function without regard to 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 information, age, veteran status, physical or mental disability or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

2023 Russell County Homemakers Proclamation

WHEREAS, The Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association, Inc. has 11,299 members in more than 720 clubs throughout the Commonwealth; and

WHEREAS, This organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life for families and communities through education, leadership development, and volunteer service; and

WHEREAS, The organization has worked to achieve this mission for 90 years, providing service in communities across Kentucky; and

WHEREAS, This organization continues to endeavor to strengthen, develop, coordinate, and extend adult education in Family & Consumer Sciences in cooperation with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service; and

WHEREAS, The 60 members of the Russell County Extension Homemakers Association completed more than 2,852 hours of volunteer service in 2022-2023.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Randy Marcum, Judge/Executive of Russell County, do hereby proclaim October 8th to 14th, 2023, as KENTUCKY EXTENSION HOMEMAKERS' WEEK and urge all citizens to participate in Extension Homemakers activities in their communities.

s/Randy Marcum, Russell County Judge/Executive

This story was posted on 2023-10-06 08:32:07
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Russell County Homemakers week proclaimed

2023-10-06 - Russell County, KY - Photo from Sue Foley.
October 8-14, 2023 will be the annual Kentucky Extension Homemaker Association week. A proclamation has been signed in Russell County putting a spotlight on the works done by the 60 members of the Russell County Extension Homemakers who completed more than 2,852 hours of volunteer service in 2022-2023. Pictured from left are: Sue Foley, Russell County Extension Homemaker President; Randy Marcum, Russell County Judge/Executive; and Megan Gullett, FCS Agent in Russell County.

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