EHC offers educational opportunities

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Cooperative Extension Service offers educational opportunities throughout the year in the county.

The Poinsett County Extension Homemakers Clubs are reorganizing and seeking new members. Extension Homemakers Clubs offer educational programs in cooperation with the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, as well as leadership and community service opportunities.

Last year Poinsett County EHC members were recognized for contributing over 8,000 volunteer hours to worthwhile projects such as Christmas stockings for the DHS Foster Home, Chemo caps for Arkansas Children's Hospital and NEA Women's Cancer group, quilts for senior citizens and many more.

Membership and their program benefits are open to all persons in the county, regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (large print, audiotapes, etc.) should contact the County Extension Office as soon as possible prior to the activity.

Extension Homemakers Clubs in the county include:

White Hall EHC meets the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in various locations*.

Lucky 13 EHC meets the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the home of Jean Weeks*.

*Contact the Extension office for the upcoming meeting location.

For more information about meetings, Extension Homemakers Club membership, 4-H Youth Programs or program benefits, contact Sharon R. Lowery, County Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences, email at or the Poinsett County Cooperative Extension office located at 302 North Main Street in Harrisburg, 870-578-4490.

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