The Wisconsin Association for Home and Community Education, Inc. is getting the word out about the benefits the group brings to Wisconsin families and beyond as it marks Home and Community Education (HCE) Week on November 4-10, 2018.
HCE has a long and rich history, which goes back to the Extension Home Demonstration Agents who worked in 17 counties to teach women how to use wheat, sugar and meat substitutes during World War I. In 1940, the first official meeting of County Home Demonstration Councils from 22 Wisconsin counties was held. In 2018, HCE celebrates its 78th anniversary of organization.
Throughout major changes in technology, lifestyles and the roles of women in society, HCE has brought high-quality educational offerings to its members and communities with the support of UW-Extension.
Today, county HCE organizations work on projects that enhance life for communities and the families who live throughout Wisconsin and worldwide. The mission of Wisconsin Association for Home and Community Education (WAHCE) offers learning in a social setting, sharing what is learned and caring to make a difference in our homes, communities and the world. Membership in WAHCE welcomes individuals to join and belong.
Dunn County clubs are participating in the Wisconsin Bookworms program, reading to preschool children in Menomonie, Elk Mound, and Colfax. Donations are made for various local organizations such as the food pantries, shelters and schools. Members donate of their time and talents locally as well as internationally by donating quilts, sewing and cooking supplies.
If you are interested in receiving more information about joining a local club, contact the Dunn County Extension Office at 715-232-1636 or view on line at http://www.wahceinc.org.