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May 10, 2012

Posted y                                                                                                                                 Regina Chaney, County Extension Agent – Family and Consumer Sciences

Along with Extension Homemakers throughout Arkansas, Van Buren County is dedicating this year to the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Extension Homemakers/Home Demonstration work in the state.  With the theme, “100 Years of EHC Service from Washboards to Keyboards,” observances will honor the past and highlight the present, while looking to the future. 

As a part of the festivities, County Judge Roger Hooper has officially proclaimed May as Extension Homemakers Month in Van Buren County. 

CountyJudgeRoger Hooper signed the proclamation and presented it to Deb Jones, Van Buren Extension Homemakers Council President, and Regina Chaney, County Extension Agent-Family and Consumer Sciences. 

Currently, the VBC Extension Homemakers, men and women members, provide funds for one Nursing Scholarship, provide aide to the Back Pack Program, Dove House, Food for Life, and Pennies for Friendship.  They also provide volunteer hours and hours to prepare surgical dolls and knitted caps for Arkansas Children’s Hospital.  In 2010-2011 they logged 16,505 hours volunteering to help the community.

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