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Submitted by Polk County Extension Office

Back Country, a University of Arkansas Extension Homemakers club, was busy this past spring sewing activity aprons. Activity aprons protect individuals’ clothing from messy recreational activities or meals.  Members who participated in making aprons were Shelly Collins, Linda Ray, Nancy Philpot, Jane Buttermilk, Eleanor Marosy-Gerlach, Nancy Jo Baker, Linda Fink, and JoAnn Moreno.  The ladies made over 30 aprons which they presented to Melissa Harmon, Activity Director, at Peachtree.  Melissa commented that they ‘sure could have used these aprons yesterday when they were making fudge’.  

Pictured from left are:  Shelly Collins, EHC; Carmen Siemon, resident; Melissa Harmon, Activity Director; Linda Ray, EHC; and Don Payton, resident.

Extension Homemakers are committed to improving lives within their counties through community service, leadership development, and education.  Five EH Clubs are active in Polk County.  If you would be interested in joining an Extension Homemaker Club, call Bridgett Martin at the Polk County Extension Office at 479-394-6018.  

Clubs meet at various times and various days to accommodate members.  

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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