Recognizing the need to improve the lives of Posey County infants and toddlers by providing parents with incentives for healthy behavior and responsible parenting, the Posey County Extension Homakers accepted the challenge to help address these needs, and in April 1999 opened Precious Poseys.

This special store offers clothing for infants through size 4. Diapers, wipes, shampoo, lotion, shoes, blankets, sippy cups, bottles, monitors and other needed baby items are "purchased" with coupons earned by pregnant teens and women by participating in health and educational programs such as pre-natal care, well-baby clinics, nutrition classes, parenting classes, and graduation from high school.

Precious Poseys is located at 1105 Main Street, Mt. Vernon IN (inside Posey County Thrift Store), and is staffed entirely by volunteers. Hours are 1-3 p.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, and 9-11 a.m. on the 4th Wednesday of each month.

2015 Hours of Operation are:

         2nd Wednesday   4th Wednesday
              1-3 p.m.              9-11 a.m.

January     14                        28
February   11                        25
March       11                        25
April           8                        22
May          13                        27
June         10                        24
July            8                        22
August      12                        26
September  9                        23
October     14                        28
November  11                       18 (3rd Wedn.)
December   9                        23

Precious Poseys is closed on national holidays, when the Mt. Vernon Schools are closed due to bad weather, when the Thrift Shop is closed, and during 4-H Fair week.