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May 10, 2012

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Amber Runsick, Baxter County FCS Agent

 The Baxter County Extension Homemakers Council celebrated their 100 year anniversary with a vintage clothing fashion show at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 8th at the Baxter County Fairground Education Building.

Extension Homemakers work began inArkansasin 1912. The first club in Arkansas— and possibly the first in the nation — was organized in Mabelvale in Pulaski County.  In August 1929, the state council was organized by 125 women representing 27 counties while attending Farmers Week  in Fayetteville.   Mrs. E. L. Salyers of Pulaski County was elected president. The original name when the state council organized in 1912 was Home Demonstration Clubs.  In 1966, the name was changed to Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council.

Arkansas EHC clubs are nonprofit organizations. In 2011, Arkansas EHC members donated more than 20,000 volunteer hours.

Some of the models for the Extension Homemakers Council vintage style show set Tuesday are (from left) Tiffany Ford, Victoria Armontrout and Nicole Ford.







The picture to the right is our proclamation signing with our county judge, the Honorable Joe Bodenhamer.  Pictured with Judge Bodenhamer are Barbara Summers, Baxter County EHC President; and Amber Runsick, County Extension Agent-Family & Consumer Sciences.

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