2016 Autumn OC Homemaker News

The following Family & Consumer Sciences articles printed in the quarterly Oldham County Extension newsletter.

OC Homemakers News and Events

Oldham County Homemakers Celebrates 94 Years

On May 26 at the John Black Community Center in Buckner, the Oldham County Extension Homemakers celebrated the past year’s accomplishments at their 94th Annual County Meeting. Hosted by the Poplar Grove and Yarnovers clubs, this year’s theme was Mardi Gras.

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(Left) Barb Lynch receives the 2016 Homemaker of the Year Award from (right) Faye Korthaus, last year’s recipient.

The 2016 Homemaker of the Year is Barbara Lynch, a member of the Painting, Rug Hooking, and Yarnovers clubs. Goshen Area is the 2016 Homemaker Club of the Year. Popular Grove won the 2016 Community Service Award. Olivia Honaker, granddaughter of Pat Honaker, received the 2016 Oldham County Extension Homemaker Scholarship.

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Goshen Area is the 2016 Homemaker Club of the Year.

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(Left) Emily Barbush presents the 2016 Oldham County Homemakers Scholarship to (middle) Olivia Honaker, granddaughter of (right) Pat Honaker.

Joyce Crigler, Louisville Area Homemakers President, installed Linda Goin as the new secretary of Oldham County Homemakers. Dottie Crouch will serve another term as the county’s president. Pat DeChurch remains vice president and Nancy Dahlgren as treasurer through 2017.

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Front, left to right, Nancy Dahlgren and Dottie Crouch. Back, Linda Goin and Pat DeChurch.

Louisville Area Extension Homemaker Annual Day

This year’s Area Annual Meeting will be on Tuesday, October 11 at the Bullitt County Extension Office. Registration is 9:30 a.m., and the meeting starts at 10:00 a.m. Steve Coomes, award winning food, spirits, and travel writer and author of Country Ham: A Southern Tradition of Hogs, Salt & Smoke, will be the featured speaker.

The cost to attend is $15.00. Reservations are due to the Oldham County Extension Office by September 15.

Fall Homemaker Lessons

At 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Sept 22, Shelby County FCS Agent Sheila Fawbush will teach “Creating & Maintaining Family Traditions.” Come learn how to reinforce the importance of family traditions, emphasize habits that preserve and respect traditions, and provide practical way to establish new traditions.

Join us on Thursday, October 27, at 10:00 a.m. for “Economical Entrees!” Experience new ideas for easy and healthy main dishes while stretching family food dollars. Oldham County FCS Agent Chris Duncan will present this lesson.

Painting Club & Classes

Join us on October 8 and 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a two-part Halloween painting project. This class is taught by Barbara Lynch. There is a $10 supply fee ($5 for homemakers). Call 222-9453 to RSVP. Don’t forget to pack a lunch!

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The Painting Club will meet for the first time on Tuesday, September 13, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Bring your brush, paints, and a project! All experience levels welcome.

Oldham County Homemakers Fundraiser

Sweetest Day Tea

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The Goshen Area Homemakers will host the Sweetest Day Tea at noon on Friday, October 14, at the John Black Community Center. Activities include a raffle, hat contest, and special speaker.

Tickets are $20.00. Paid reservations are due October 1st. Please make checks payable to the Oldham County Homemakers and send in care of Billie Hicks at 2035 Eagles Landing Drive in La Grange, KY 40031. Call (502) 265-1223 with questions or concerns.

Save the Date

Homemaker Holiday Showcase

At 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 15, Oldham County Extension Homemakers invite you to join them for the 2016 Holiday Showcase. This year’s theme is Cookie Exchange. Share & Sample will be hosting. For those interested, the Holiday Showcase will be open to preview Monday night at 6:30 p.m.

Written by Chris Duncan, Family & Consumer Science Agent. Edited by Lauren State, Oldham County Extension Staff Assistant.

3 thoughts on “2016 Autumn OC Homemaker News

  1. I’m formerly from Oldham Co. I was given a cookbook from my husband’s grandmother in early 1970’s. I have worn it out and would like another, maybe two. Entitled “COME COOK WITH US” with dates at bottom 1923-1974. Is it possible to locate this? I’ve searched Internet thinking I might find one on there. Nope! It’s an old
    Oldham County Homemakers Association


    • Hi, Maggie. It’s great to hear that you got some good use of it! I believe we may have a couple cookbooks floating around the office. I will look, but it may be later this week or next before I get back to you because I’m finishing up our quarterly newsletter.


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