Extension Homemakers honored at Area Meeting

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Several Carroll County Extension Homemaker members won awards at the Northern Kentucky Extension Homemakers annual meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15 in Erlanger.

The following members received first place in the following cultural arts: pen and ink drawing, Mary Ann Mitchell of Camp-bellsburg; mixed media jewelry, Jennie Smith of Milton; oil painting, Cookie Louden of Carrollton; acrylic painting, Brenda Price of Carrollton; decorative painting, Mary Ann Mitchell; and appliqued quilt, Cookie Louden.

Second place awards were received for autumn holiday decoration, Cookie Louden; original design native jewelry, Jennie Smith; black and white photography, Cookie Louden; and machine pieced quilt, Helen Cannon of Carrollton.

Members receiving first place will be entering their winning items in the Kentucky Extension Homemakers state annual meeting in Bowling Green in May.

In addition, Carroll County received an award for 100 percent participation in the University of Kentucky Markey Ovarian Cancer Research program. The Carrollton Homemakers won an award for the largest increase in membership.

Six Carroll County Extension Homemaker members — Pauline Batts, Mary Ann Kunselman, Mary Ann Carrico-Mitchell, Martha Moorman, Jennie Smith, Marie Van Diver — and advisor Grace Angotti attended the Erlanger meeting.

Weight the Reality Series 

Starting on Wednesday, Nov. 6, and for the next eight consecutive weeks, Carroll County Cooperative Extension will be teaching a fall weight management program, “Weight the Reality Series,” from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Carroll County Extension office, 500 Floyd Drive, Carrollton.

I have taught this series for several years and recently been fortunate to have Becky Wilson, R.N., with Three Rivers District Health Department, work with me. She is a medical professional who understands any underlying medical concerns of the participants.

“Weight the Reality Series” is not a weight-loss program, but a University of Kentucky research-based program in which we teach participants the importance of learning to achieve and maintain a healthier weight through good nutrition, physical activity and other healthy methods.                           

Participants set their own personal goals that may be modified as participants see a need to redirect or modify.

At each weekly session, time is allowed for sharing successes and difficulties of reaching the personal goals. A short program is presented on a topic related to healthy weight management. Additionally, a new recipe is sampled and participants engage in light physical activity that they can do at home.

Pre-registration is necessary. Cost of the eight-week series is $8. To register and pick up more information about the program, call (502) 732-7030 or stop by the Extension office. 

Community survey

The Carroll County Community Health Collaborative Partnership is presently conducting a survey to get your opinion about community health and safety issues in Carroll County.

Results of the survey and other information will be used by the partnership to identify the most pressing problems in our county that ultimately will lead to community action.

Surveys are available at the Carroll County Extension office, the health department and other locations around the community.

Surveys picked up at our Extension office may be immediately completed and left with us, mailed or taken directly to Three Rivers District Health Department.

We hope to get input from all Carroll County residents so stop by and get a survey at your convenience. Surveys are due Dec. 31.

Dates of interest

Nov. 12: Diabetes Support Group, 10 a.m.-noon, Extension office. Topic: “Smaller but More Meals a Day.”


Grace Angotti is Carroll Co. Extension agent for family and consumer sciences. Call her at (502) 732-7030 or send e-mail to gangotti@uky.edu.