The Hancock County Homemakers had their Annual Meeting last week at the Hawesville Baptist Church. Homemaker Council President, Lesa Keown, conducted the meeting. She read historical Hancock Clarion articles regarding the Homemakers from 1947 and 1967.
Thelma Robertson was presented a plaque in recognition of her 75 years as a member of Hancock County Homemakers. Thelma is a charter member of the very first Homemaker club organized in 1946. Upon receiving her plaque, Thelma said she joined Homemakers because “As the home goes, so goes the nation. I joined Homemakers and it taught me how to make my home great to make our nation greater.”
In 75 years, Thelma has missed only 3 club meetings. Those were in 2017 due to a medical issue.
Patsy Young was recognized with a plaque for her 60 years of Homemaker membership. Patsy joined Homemakers in 1961 and is still a member. The wooden plaques were made by Allen Kennedy.
The Homemaker members gave 894 hours to our community last year by volunteering. Paula Mason was recognized with 597.25 hours. Carolyn McCarty volunteered 251.25 hours and Kaye Rice volunteered 26.5 hours.
The Homemakers also have book lists and are recognized for reading the most books. Thelma Robertson was recognized for reading 58 books. Linda Pritchard and Martha Rice each read 16.
Paula Mason reported on the State Ky Extension Homemakers Association Conference she attended in Bowling Green. Martha Rice presented a slate of officers. Lisa Hagman swore in the new Homemaker Council officers: President: Lesa Keown, Vice President: Carolyn McCarty, Secretary: Paula Mason, and Treasurer: Maggie Craig.
Mary Ann Hubbard reported the New Chapel Quilt club is working on 20 quilts to go with each bed make and given to a Hancock youth through the Build a Bed program.
The Sorghum Festival Quilt Show is conducted by the Homemakers. Any quilt of any size or age can be displayed. They can be brought to the Extension Office by Friday, October 29th or to the Fairgrounds at 10 am on October 30th.
The Homemakers will be on the go November 6th to the Rough River State Resort Park for a craft show. Lesa Keown will be teaching a Origami Christmas Tree Class on the Hancock County Public Library December 14th.
By Lisa Hagman, County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development