2012-02-16 / Community News

Extension Education Clubs Enjoying a New Year

The Extension Education Clubs of Lee County are well into another new year with great plans for the programs in the upcoming months.

Kicking off the New Year was the Blue Extension Education Club hosting the 2012 Achievement Day. A Mardi Gras theme was carried out with the table decorations in purple, gold and green. Each guest received a container of Creole seasoning and Tabasco Hot Sauce, each wrapped with colorful paper and tied with strands of metallic straw. Mardi Gras beads were worn by each guest and everyone had their own personal festival mask.

A delicious meal, with a variety of flavored Gumbo, salad and pralines, was served. Several awards of recognition were presented with Blue EE Club receiving “Club of the Year” award. “Member of the Year” was awarded to Ramona Caskey of the Blue EE Club. A live auction was held with donations received from various individuals.

The program was given by Tonya Poncik, County Extension Agent, pertaining to details and information of the upcoming Louisiana Tour in June.

The Blue Extension Education Club hosts meetings on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Blue United Methodist Church beginning at 6:30 pm. Upcoming Blue programs include: March, Smoothie Fruit; April, Skin Cancer Awareness; May, “Cotton in Your Ears: Reasons to Become a Better Listener”.

The Giddings Extension Education Club hosted their February meeting with two new members present. A luncheon of taco soup and lemon coffee cake was served. The Giddings Club meets the second Wednesday of each month at 12 noon in the Lee County Extension office located at 310 South Grimes in Giddings.

County Extension Agent, Tonya Poncik, will present “Cooking with Herbs” on February 28 at the Blue EE meeting and on March 14 at the Giddings EE meeting. The meetings are open to visitors.

The Extension Education Clubs of Lee County are part of a statewide organization, Texas Extension Education Association. TEEA is an effective volunteer organization supporting families through life- long learning opportunities. Through education, Clubs strive to improve family and community life for all families, reaching across ethnic, age, cultural lines, including those with disabilities.

The Giddings and Blue Extension Education Clubs always welcome new members. Please contact the Lee County Extension Office for details on how to get involved in this area of Extension; call 979-542-2753.

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