The COVID-19 pandemic has left many of us searching for ways to support our community. It has been incredible to see Perry County residents spring into action and find creative ways to support local businesses, lend a helping hand to their neighbors, and remain connected while being apart. I am continually impressed by the kindness and resiliency of the people here.
The Perry County Extension Homemakers felt the need to contribute and have done so by sewing masks for those in need. When Joanne Fabric Stores announced that they were furnishing kits of fabric to anyone wanting to sew face masks, members of the Twin Lakes Extension Homemakers recognized that they had skills to help in this crucial time. Members, families, and friends searched their sewing supplies to supplement the seamstresses need. Over 80 face masks have been made and distributed at Memorial Hospital in Jasper and elsewhere.
It is the mission of the Indiana Extension Homemakers Association to strengthen families through continuing education, leadership development, and volunteer community support. As an Extension Homemaker you have opportunities to learn, grow, and make a difference. This organization has been in existence for nearly one hundred years. It is open to the public and clubs organize in neighborhoods. The group typically meets monthly with the hostess sharing information on a craft or project they have made such as a recipe, sewing project, or some other form of art. Educational lessons occur and other organizational business is discussed. This group is also responsible for hosting the open class at the local 4H fair.
The Perry County Extension Homemakers are actively seeking to grow and add members. If you are interested in more information on how to join the local Homemakers Association, please contact the Perry Co Extension office at (812) 547-7084.