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2011-05-26 / General Stories

Lee County Extention Office Food Preservation Workshop

A 2-day Food Preservation workshop has been scheduled for June 1 and 2, each day from 1 pm to 5 pm. The workshop will be held in the Lee County Extension office, in Giddings.

The cost is $50 per person. You must pre-register.

All training supplies needed to learn water bath canning, pressure canning, dehydration and freezing will be provided. Each participant will receive a copy of the book, “So Easy to Preserve”, 375-page book with over 185 test recipes. The book offers step-by-step instructions and in- depth information for both the new and experienced food preserver.

Participants will also have the opportunity to have their Presto pressure canners tested for accuracy.

Contact the Extension office for more information and to register for the workshop.

Child Safety Seat Inspections

Lee County Extension Agent, Tonya Poncik, reminds parents that periodical inspections of their children’s car safety seat are recommended. Parents must be vigilant. Children need to be properly restrained on every tripnot just the long highway trip to grandmother’s house. Booster seats need to be used for older children who do not fit properly in the lap/shoulder belt.

Children usually fit the lap/ shoulder belt system of the vehicle when they are around 8 years old, 80 pounds, and approximately 4’9". To be sure that your child is riding safely, contact Tonya Poncik at 979-542-2753 to set up an appointment for a free inspection.

During the inspection, if the child safety seat does not meet all the safety requirements, a new seat will be provided free of charge. Child must be present at time of inspection.

To be sure that your child is riding safely, contact Tonya Poncik at 979-542-2753 to set up an appointment for a free inspection.

Tonya Poncik, County Extension Agent, Family Consumer Sciences, Lee County at (979)542-2753 or visit the Texas AgriLife Extension Service office at 310 S. Grimes Street in Giddings.

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