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The clubs of the Garland County Extension Homemakers Council are seeking new members.

The purpose of these clubs is to give members an opportunity to participate in educational programs of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, as well as develop and spearhead delivery of new programs to meet the needs of local residents. In addition, EHC specializes in leadership development and community service, and have donated over 39,000 hours of volunteer time in 2019.

The mission of the Extension Homemakers Council is to empower individuals and families to improve their quality of living in three focused areas: continuing education, leadership development and community service.

The council is currently made up of 145 members in 12 clubs in Garland County and one new club, The Upholstery Club Two, starting in October. One club is located in Hot Springs Village, with the remaining clubs meeting at the EHC building at the Garland County Fairgrounds and around the Hot Springs area. The following is a list of the Garland County Extension Homemakers clubs and when they meet:

• All Things Home meets at noon on the first Monday at the EHC Building.

• Busy Bees meets at 10 a.m. on the first Thursday at the Extension office.

• Crazy Quilters meets at 10 a.m. on the second Tuesday at the EHC Building.

• Fiber Therapy meets at 6 p.m. the first Monday at the EHC Building.

• Lakeside meets at 9:30 a.m. on the second Thursday at the EHC Building.

• Loyal Ladies meets at 10 a.m. on the third Thursday at the EHC Building.

• Mis Amigas meets at 1 p.m. on the third Thursday at All Saints Anglican Church in Hot Springs Village.

• Paper Dolls meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays at the EHC Building.

• Park/Heights meets at 1 p.m. on the second Thursday at the Extension office.

• The Upholstery Club meets four times per year at various times for intensive training sessions.

• The Upholstery Club Two meets at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday at the EHC Building.

• Yes We Can meets at 9:30 a.m. on the third Monday at the EHC Building.

• Yes We Can Too meets at 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday at the EHC Building.

Membership in these clubs and their programs is available to all eligible persons regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, gender, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. For more information about meetings, Extension Homemakers Club membership or program benefits, visit the Extension office at 236 Woodbine in Hot Springs or call our local Hot Springs number, 501-623-6841. Hot Springs Village residents may call 922-4703 which will ring at our local office at no charge to them. You may also contact the Extension office by emailing garland@uaex.edu or Alison Crane at acrane@uaex.edu. More information is also available at http://www.uaex.edu/garland.

Master Gardener information

Master Gardener meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at the Elks Lodge. They're open to the public, and guests are welcome. For more information, call the Extension office at 623-6841 or email Alex Dykes at adykes@uaex.edu.

EHC information

Are you interested in joining an existing Extension Homemakers Club? EHC is the largest volunteer organization in the state. For information on EHC, call 623-6841 or email Alison Crane at acrane@uaex.edu. Follow Alison on Facebook @garlandEGF and @Garland FCS, and EHC on Facebook @GarlandCountyEHC.

4-H information

For information about Garland County 4-H Club membership or program benefits, visit Linda Bates at the Extension office, call 501-623-6841, or email lbates@uaex.edu. Additional information is available at http://www.uaex.edu/garland.

Society on 10/07/2019

Print Headline: EHC seeks members

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