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Extension Homemakers install new officers

Lonoke County Extension Homemakers installed new officers during the annual Spring Council; terms are for two years. County extension agent Dianna Bowen, announced the new officers in a press release.

Officers are Glea Williams, president; Peggy Williams, vice-president, both are members of the England EH Club; Margaret Kinley, secretary, and Jeraldine Brown, treasurer, both are members of the Sylvania Tri-Community EH Club.

Bowen said that Extension Homemakers, with more than 5,000 members, is the largest non-profit volunteer organization in the state. EH service projects include working with 4-H, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, and many local organizations, such as Open Arms Shelter, in Lonoke County.

Extension Homemakers are partners with the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service to bring educational materials and information to the public, Bowen said. During its 100-year history, Extension Homemakers has expanded from nutrition, food safety and preservation to include consumer issues, leadership development and training, she said.

Anyone interested in learning more about Extension Homemakers can contact the Lonoke County Extension Office at 501-676-3124.

The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veterans’ status, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Persons with disabilities who need alternative means for communication of program information (large print, audiotapes, etc.) should notify the county Extension office prior to the activity.

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