Programs to teach about food, sewing and family history

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Your Carroll County Extension Service has many programs and activities planned to address your interests and needs. I am sharing some from family and consumer sciences that might interest you. Please stop by our office to check out other opportunities. 

Champion Food Volunteer

The Champion Food Volunteer training will be offered in February and March by our Northern Kentucky Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agents.  Next Tuesday, Jan. 15, is the deadline to register for the six-week program.  

This program trains interested adults who have an interest in food, cooking and nutrition, to hone their skills and knowledge and help their community by becoming Champion Food Volunteers. Graduates of this University of Kentucky program commit to spending 40 hours a year sharing their enhanced expertise with others.

Good volunteers might be needed to judge at food events, assist Extension agents in teaching classes in food and nutrition, judge at county fairs, and numerous other opportunities. Training will be on Fridays, from Feb. 22 through March 29 at the Gallatin County Extension Office.     

Applicants must complete a registration form and a volunteer screening form that includes a background check. Fee for the entire series is $60. Application materials are available at the Carroll County Extension office. If you need more information, call me at (502) 732-7030.

How knowing your family history can help you

We all have a different life history.  At 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, Kate Vaught, Campbell County’s Extension agent for family and consumer sciences, will teach you how your life history affects who you are, where you have been and where you will be going. This class will meet at the Carroll County Extension Office.

Vaught will help you learn how to explore your own life history, and tell you why it is important to record it and the impact it can have on your life.

This will be a very interesting and fun program, and is the Extension Homemakers’ January “Learn with Us!” lesson. All interested people are invited. Please call the Extension office so we have enough materials for everyone.

‘It’s Sew Fine’ Sewing Expo

Our sixth Sewing Expo at General Butler State Resort Park is April 16 – 17.

This year’s Expo is full of great classes. If you have previously attended, you will receive your packet in the mail soon. If you have never attended and would like to know more about this opportunity to enhance your sewing skills under the auspices of sewing professionals from Kentucky and other states,  pick up a registration packet at our office. The registration deadline is March 1 –but classes fill up fast, so it is important to register early.


Dates of Interest

Jan. 14:Covergirls’ Quilters, 2-4 p.m., at the Extension Office

Jan. 15: Carroll County Extension District Board meets at 5 p.m.; Extension Council at 7 p.m.

Jan. 16: Planning meeting for the 2013 Senior Event, 1:30 p.m. at the Extension Office

Jan. 17: “Life Story: How your Family History can Help You,” 1:30 p.m., Extension Office

February TBA:“Winter Walks” program kicks off. This will meet from 4-5 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the county’s Westrick Park.


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.