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March 12, 2013

Extension Homemakers celebrate 100 years

Food, Fad & Fashion Homemakers Club

RUSHVILLE — Extension Homemakers around the Hoosier state are celebrating 100 years of service. Each publication between now and the anniversary, April 7, 2013, we are featuring memories, stories and tributes to the many accomplishments and members involved throughout the years. Have you been a member or was a mother or grandmother a member in the past. Become involved again in making new memories by calling Gracie Marlatt at the Extension office at: 932-5974. The local celebration will begin at 2 p.m. April 7 at the Root Building at the Rush County Fairgrounds. Everyone is welcome.

Today, we’re pleased to shine the spotlight on the Food, Fad & Fashion Homemakers Club of Rush County.

Food, Fad & Fashion club was organized Oct. 28, 1959.

They started with 13 ladies and membership has fluctuated to as many as 20 members. At present they have 12 members.

They have done many interesting things such as sponsoring children at the Indiana Soldiers’ & Sailors’ home when it was in operation. They have visited nursing homes and taken residents tray favors and treats. Some members have made Teddy Bears for ICAP. They have baked countless cookies for Ride-a-Bike and BPW Reality Store. They support Rush County by working on committees for the county fair, hosting Achievement and International Night.

Four members have served as county president: Virginia Wright, Mildred Stewart, Marva Lee Dyer and current president Sue Netherly.

Member Rachel Webster will be installed as the new county president this summer, so they continue to serve.

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