Homemakers clubs donate benches to Jackson County Fair

The Tribune Staff Reports

The Jackson County Extension Homemakers Clubs will be donating four benches to the Jackson County Fair made by Blake Hackman and students in his shop class at Brownstown Central High School.

The benches will be placed around the fairgrounds during the Jackson County Fair, which is July 21 to 27.

The clubs also will be donating two trees to the fairgrounds, and they will be planted later this year by Schneider Nursery.

There are 12 extension homemakers clubs in Jackson County with a total of 116 members. There are 653 clubs in Indiana. The Indiana Extension Homemakers Association members focus on education, leadership and volunteer community support.

The local clubs are involved in many community support activities, such as Backpacks for Kids, where they fill backpacks with personal items to be given to kids who go into temporary foster care; a $500 high school scholarship; donating books to Head Start; and supporting support Riley Cheer Guild and cancer research.

The clubs are always looking for new members and new ideas for educational outreach in the community. For information, contact Purdue Extension Jackson County at 812-358-6101.