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May 11, 2012

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Darlene Holliday, Council President


On Thursday, May 4th, the Mount Ida Chamber of Commerce held their yearly banquet in the Family Center of the Lake Ouachita Baptist Church.  During the banquet, the Extension Homemakers Council of Montgomery County received the Chamber of Commerce Award for 2012 Volunteer Organization of the Year.   The Montgomery County EHC was very happy to receive this yearly award, especially on the year of their 100 Year Anniversary.  Picture shows Darlene Holliday, Council President, and several members of EHC who attended the Banquet, receiving that award   

A member of the EHC, Kathy Stucker, also received an award for Mt. Ida Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year for her Lum & Abner General Store and Museum located at Pine Ridge, Arkansas in Montgomery County.

On Thursday, April 10th, the Extension Homemakers held their Spring Council Meeting, also at the Lake Ouachita Baptist Church Family Center, which was a birthday party for their 100th Anniversary of AEHC.  The luncheon was catered by a local business, the Barbeque Pit, and the food was great.  Darlene Holliday, Montgomery County Council President, served as MC for the event and was happy to welcome several AEHC state officers to their party.  These included Phyllis Pipkin, (GarlandCounty) AEHC State President; Mary Fisher, (YellCounty) AEHC Vice President; Johnette Johnson, (MontgomeryCounty) AEHC State Secretary; Sally Patterson, (GarlandCounty) AEHC Parliamentarian, David Jacobs, (SevierCounty) Ouachita District Director, and his wife, Terrie, who serves on the AEHC State Meeting Planning Committee and Carolyn Morris, (YellCounty) AEHC State Meeting Planning Committee.  The program consisted of a great power point presentation by District Director, David Jacobs, regarding the background of AEHC and our activities during the 100 Years of EHC inArkansas.  

 The picture shows State President, Phyllis Pipkin, during her presentation regarding great EHC programs during the past 100 years which helped the state ofArkansas.  Also present were the Montgomery County Judge, the Honorable Alvin Black, and Maureen Walther, Mount Ida Chamber of Commerce Director.

Other pictures show Montgomery County Judge, Alvin Black, signing a proclamation proclaiming the month of May as Extension Homemakers Month for Montgomery County.  In the picture seated beside Judge Black is EHC Council President, Darlene Holliday, far right is MC FCS Agent – Staff Chair, Kaye Shrout, and standing behind him other members of Montgomery County EHC.  Also pictured to the right is State Representative Nate Bell, also signing a proclamation.

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