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Homemakers Clubs Are A Hidden Gem

A little hidden gem in Mercer County can be found  at 1007 Lexington Road. The Mercer County Extension Office hosts a variety of classes for children, as well as clubs for adults.

The Mercer County Homemakers clubs hold a wealth of knowledge for their members and helps to create a sense of community in the area.

“Every homemakers club is different. If you want a place to gather together, I encourage you to start your own homemakers club,” said Luci Hockersmith, Mercer County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences, who is also the liaison and advisor to the group.

Mercer County Extension Homemakers is part of the Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association whose mission is, “to improve the quality of life for families and communities through leadership development, volunteer service and education.”

Hockersmith said, “Extension homemakers is basically a leadership development organization. And from there we allow members and clubs to explore an interest that is unique to them.”

Mercer County currently has four homemakers clubs: Circle of Friends, Creative Cooking, Echo and the New Fairview Club. “Some homemakers clubs are very service-oriented and some just like to get together and catch up,” Hockersmith said. She added clubs can meet at the Extension Office or at a location of their choice.

To learn more, pick up this week’s issue of The Harrodsburg Herald.

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