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The Sun-Times - Heber Springs, AR
  • Good Springs EHC Club honored

  •  The Good Springs Extension Homemakers Club of Cleburne County was among the 75 local clubs and county councils honored during the awards ceremony

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  • Margie's Haven House Donations was among the outstanding record book projects recognized during the annual meeting of the Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council on June 7.
    The Good Springs Extension Homemakers Club of Cleburne County was among the 75 local clubs and county councils honored during the awards ceremony held at the Hot Springs Convention Center.
    The 5,000-member state Council is a volunteer organization associated with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture. During 2011, the members contributed 478,846 hours of volunteer service statewide for an estimated value of more than $10 million.
    The state Council is also celebrating the 100th anniversary of Extension Homemakers/Home Demonstration work in Arkansas.
    The Good Springs Extension Homemakers Club helped Margie’s Haven House with donations. At the “safe house,” where women and children go to escape from domestic violence, sometimes clients arrive with only the clothes they are wearing. Ten members of the club brought items, such as clothes baskets, mops, and zip lock bags, valued at  $632.25, to monthly club meetings. The donated items helped 80 women and children.  The group had 110 volunteer hours.
    Information about Extension Homemakers is available by visiting the website at arextensionhomemakers.org or calling a county Extension office.
    The Cooperative Extension Service is part of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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