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Extension Homemakers plan to ‘Stitch up a Memory’

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The Carroll County Extension Homemakers 2013 annual meeting will be held Tuesday, May 21 at 6 p.m. at the county Exten-sion office, 500 Floyd Drive in Carroll-ton.

The meeting begins with dinner followed by a special program, installation of officers, a silent auction and awards.

The program, “Stitch up a Memory” will bring back fond memories as members share earlier times as an Extension Homemaker member. Members should bring photos, handmade items, programs or anything other memories they wish to share.

Cost is $10; in cash or payment with a check payable to “Carroll County Extension Homemakers” and should be mailed or brought to the Carroll County Extension Service office 500 Floyd Drive by Thursday, May 16.  All members are invited to attend.

Family fun in spring

Springtime is a wonderful time of the year. Children love to go outside and enjoy the sunshine and warmer weather.

Spring is also a great time for you to go outside, as well. If you have children, be a role model and go outside and get involved in activities with them.

When your children see you being active, they are more likely to be active themselves.

If you don’t have children, go outside and get involved in some type of activity for your own better health. Enjoy the season.

Here are a few ways to be active outdoors:

• Play tag. This is a great game for everyone.  Tag encourages everyone to move. Take turns being “it.” For even more laughter play “Freeze Tag.”

• Plant a garden. Plant a garden with your husband, wife and/or children. How great to enjoy fresh, homegrown fruits and vegetables from the garden.

• Use sidewalk chalk. Not only is sidewalk chalk good for drawing on driveways and sidewalks, but great for helping the family get moving.

Use the chalk to create a Hop Scotch course, foursquare or other games.

• Go on a scavenger hunt. During the spring, look for flowers and plants.. Go on a scavenger hunt and see what kinds of plants and flowers you can find in the woods, fields or at our state park. Pick some if you are allowed; list some to research more about when you get home.

Enjoy the nicer weather, together, as a family – get outside and get active. 

This information was shared by Nicole Peritore, Get Moving Kentucky program coordinator, University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture from Spring Forward with Fun, Healthy Physical Activities for the Entire Family EatingGreat.net,  April 2012, http://eatinggreat.net/spring-forward-with-fun-healthy-physical-activities-for-the-entire-family

Dates of interest

May 1: Diabetes Support Group “How Your Health Habits can Improve Your Diabetes Control,” 10 a.m. – noon, Carroll County Extension Office.

May 6-9: Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association annual meeting, Hyatt Regency, Lexington, Ky.  

May 14: Carroll County Extension Council, 6 p.m. Carroll County Extension office.

May 21: Carroll County Extension Homemakers Annual Meeting  “Stitch up a Memory,” 6 p.m., Carroll County Extension Office.

 

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.