ATWOOD — The Kosciusko County Extension Homemakers held their annual Achievement Night on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Atwood Community Building.
The evening was filled with presentations of club awards and special recognitions for the 2021-22 program year. The theme for the evening was “All Dressed Up and Someplace To Go,” with the event hosted by the Atwood Home Study Extension Homemakers Club.
Rita Irwin and Judy Egolf, members of Atwood Home Study, served as the hostesses for the evening. A special remembrance was presented by Egolf for Madge Harman and Gerry Pickett, members who passed away during the program year.
Ashley Irwin and Olivia Reiner were announced as the recipients of the Steps to Success Scholarship sponsored by the Indiana Extension Homemakers Association.
Home and Family Arts Superintendent Lee Ann Miner presented the 2022 county fair awards.
Receiving awards for the highest percentage of entries per individual club membership were: First – Herscher Homemakers; second – M&M’s; and third – Knitting Together.
Clubs with the most entries were: First – Atwood Home Study with 75 entries; second – Clunette Crossroads and Knitting Together with 58 entries; and third – M&Ms with 51.
Individual club members with the most fair entries were: First – Lee Ann Jaeger; second – Marsha Miller; and third – Linda Egolf and Jan Godshalk.
Multiple awards were presented by County President Sue Martin for individual and club achievements.
Receiving club awards were: Gold Clubs – Atwood Home Study, Clunette Crossroads, Kosciusko County Chorus, Knitting Together, Merry Tones, and M&M’s; Silver Clubs – Chit Chat, Herscher Homemakers, Rural Neighbors, and Tippecanoe Township; and Bronze Clubs – Better Homes and Happy Homemakers.
Clubs receiving recognition for anniversaries were Atwood Home Study (80 years) and Happy Homemakers (75 years).
Individual awards were presented to New Members – Jo Almond, Jackie Banning, Becky Dye, Karen Frost, Michaell Garro, Shaza Katrib, Miriam Pacheco, Mary Parr and Dawn Pickens; 25 Year Members – Patrice Beeson, Lynn Fellows, Trina Hoy, Sue Martin, DeeAnna Muraski and LouAnn Parker; and 50 Year Member – Janice Bolin.
The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Peggy Parzygnot for her years of volunteer service to the Kosciusko County Extension Homemakers program and for serving in various leadership roles.
The 2022-23 Extension Homemaker program year has begun, and membership is open to everyone. The program consists of 12 clubs located throughout Kosciusko County with a focus on family and community service.
To learn more about the program or inquire about membership, call the Kosciusko County Extension Office at (574) 372-2340.