By Benita Peoples, Co. ext. agent
The Harrison County Extension Homemakers have been very busy, diligently planning and preparing events and activities that promote community unity. One of those events supported by the Homemakers is the Women’s Health Issue Seminar. It was just held last Monday evening. Guest speakers provided valuable information on The Importance of Quality Sleep; Alzheimer’s disease – Living in the Moment; and Windex, Weight Loss and Being a Work in Progress.
The next event on the Homemaker agenda will take place on Monday, May 5 at 6 p.m. They will host their 68th annual meeting. The event activities include dinner, a guest speaker, member recognitions, and a short business meeting. This year’s guest is Chautauqua orator L. Henry Dowell who will present as Harland “Colonel” Sanders, More than Fried Chicken. The event is open to the public and the cost is $12 per person. Tickets may be purchased at the Harrison County Extension Office.
Also, you will want to attend the annual Homemaker Community Day on Friday, May 9 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Courthouse Square. There will be a variety of vendor stands, a bake sale, plant sales, and burger and steaks cooked by the Harrison County Beef Cattle Association. The alternate location will be Cynthiana Presbyterian Church in the case of inclement weather.
Homemakers also have two trips planned. The first is a day trip scheduled for Saturday, May 31 to Henry County. Participants will tour the Smith Berry Winery, visit the Sweet Home Farm and observe and/or take part in the activities at the Kentucky Renaissance Festival. Participants will dine at the local Our Best Restaurants. The registration deadline is April 25. The second trip is an overnight trip, Oct. 6-11 to Historic Savanna, Ga. and Jekyll Island. A host of activities have been planned including a guided tour of the Historic District and lunch at Paula Deen’s, Lady & Sons Restaurant. The registration deadline is June 27.
For more information on the Homemaker events or trips, or other Extension Services, contact the Harrison County Extension Service at 859-234-5510.