Extension Homemakers celebrate 80th anniversary

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The Willing Workers Extension Homemakers Club of Allen County, which celebrated its 80th anniversary in February, consists of 18 charter members. Front row from left, Darlene Stahlhut, Sharon Kincaid and Teresa Fuhrman. Second row, Virginia Fick, Marsha Hibben, Dolores Kuehnert, Marilyn Long, Cathie Timmis and Annette Wigge. Back row, Rebecca Fick, Debera Price, Jerrine Warner, Lisa Long, Vicki Hoffman, Becky Olrey, Carol Dillman and Donna Koch. CONTRIBUTED

FORT WAYNE — The Willing Workers Extension Homemakers Club celebrated its 80th anniversary at its meeting in February. The club was founded in February 1939 with seven charter members. It now has 18 members and has spun off a new club.

The Extension Homemaker Clubs were started in Allen County in 1916.

One of the many projects Homemaker Clubs participate in is donating items to A Baby’s Closet in Fort Wayne. A Baby’s Closet helps low-income families and those experiencing hardships by providing essential baby items to safely and adequately care for their children.

For more information on the Extension Homemaker program, contact the Purdue Extension Office at (260) 481-6826.