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LaPorte County Extension Homemakers

December 22, 2020

It is the mission of the Indiana Extension Homemakers Association to strengthen families through continued education, leadership development, and volunteer community support.  For more information about the Association please visit:

Our LaPorte County Extension Homemakers Association has 95 members within 10 clubs along with a speciality club, Steady Stitchers.  Yarn & More are a group of Homemakers that meets every week to work on projects and share the love of knitting and crocheting.  For more details about the clubs please see our Club Information booklet

The Extension Homemakers hosts quarterly Council meetings as well as several Educational Retreats throughout the year which are taught by Area Extension Educators.  We also have a Fall International Faire and Holiday Party.  Each year the County Homemakers have a booth at our LaPorte County Fair.  

Interesting in becoming a Extension Homemaker?  Just fill out the membership form and mail to the Extension Office 2857 W. State Road 2, LaPorte, IN 46350. The cost to join for 2020-2021 is $12.00 with a program book and $10.00 without.  

Congratulations to our 2020-2021 LaPorte County Extension Homemaker county officers

President - Della Wittgren; Vice President - Sherry Riehle; Secretary - Penny Flick; Treasurer - Kathy Ulman; Publicity - Connie Carter & Kathy Ulman; Membership - Ruth Lile; Past President - Pat Day and At Large - Connie Carter & Joanna Doskocil.

"The Extension Line" is a quarterly newsletter* published for the LaPorte County Extension Homemakers.  

December 2020 Edition

Oct/November 2020 Edition

Aug/September 2020 Edition 

June 2020 Edition

March 2020 Edition

*Due to COVID-19 restrictions, "The Extension Line is being published bi-monthly until further notice.


Scholarship Information 

The Indiana Extension Homemakers Association (IEHA) offer several scholarships each year.  

Ruth B. Sayer Scholarship 

Career Advancement Scholarship

These are specifically for the Home and Family Conference (sponsored by the Indiana Extension Homemakers Association and Health and Human Sciences Extension at Purdue University)

First Timer Award - County Level

First Timer Award

Want To Go Again Award


Other Helpful websites

IEHA  -  Indiana Extension Homemaker Association

Eat, Gather, Go - Check out Purdue's Nutrition Education Program's new online resource

MyPlate - Build healthy eating habits

Spend Smart. Eat Smart.  - Eat healthy for Less

USDA - Answers to consumer questions

HHS Website: 


Should you have further questions please feel free to call 219-324-9407. 


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