The Sebastian County Extension Homemakers Council and two Extension Homemakers clubs in the county have earned state recognition.

The groups are among the 111 clubs and county councils being honored June 7 during the awards luncheon at the annual Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council state meeting at the Hot Springs Convention Center.

The county council and clubs are being recognized for their outstanding contributions to their communities. They are state project book winners.

The state council is a volunteer organization associated with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service.

Those being honored from Sebastian County and their projects are:

Sebastian County Extension Homemakers Council – The Sebastian County Extension Homemakers Council has sent more than 50 packages to troops overseas. These packages included toothbrushes, toothpaste, phone cards, greeting cards and hard candy.

Excelsior Extension Homemakers Club – Twenty members of the Excelsior Extension Homemakers Club donated material and made 93 cot sheets for the Lincoln Child Care Center at Fort Smith and 34 cot sheets or UAMS Kids First, also at Fort Smith. These sheets are used on cots for children to take naps.

Central Extension Homemakers Club – The Central Extension Homemakers Club made heart pillows for cancer patients. About 20 members meet monthly using donated fabric and stuffing and approximately 40 pillows are donated each month for cancer patients at Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith.

To learn more about Extension Homemakers, contact your local Cooperative Extension Service agent or visit

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