Kosciusko County Extension Homemakers Hold Achievement Night

September 26, 2022 at 9:50 p.m.
Kosciusko County Extension Homemakers Hold Achievement Night
Kosciusko County Extension Homemakers Hold Achievement Night

By Staff Report-

The Kosciusko County Extension Homemakers held its annual Achievement Night on Wednesday 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” 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 Judy Egolf for Madge Harman and Gerry Pickett, members who have passed during the program year, according to a news release from the Kosciusko County Extension Homemakers.

Ashley Irwin and Olivia Reiner were announced as the recipients of the Steps to Success Scholarship winners. This scholarship is sponsored by the Indiana Extension Homemakers Association.

Lee Ann Miner, Home and Family Arts superintendent, 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; 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; third, M&Ms with 51.    Individual club members with the most fair entries were: first, Lee Ann Jaeger; second, Marsha Miller; third, Linda Egolf and Jan Godshalk.

Multiple awards were presented by Sue Martin, county president, 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; 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, DeeAnn Muraski and LouAnn Parker; 50-year member, Janice Bolin.

The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Peggy Parzygnot for her many years of volunteer service to the Kosciusko County Extension Homemakers program and serving in various leadership roles.

The 2022-23 Extension Homemaker program year has begun and membership is open to all persons. 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 to inquire about membership, call the Kosciusko County Extension Office at 574-372-2340.



The Kosciusko County Extension Homemakers held its annual Achievement Night on Wednesday 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” 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 Judy Egolf for Madge Harman and Gerry Pickett, members who have passed during the program year, according to a news release from the Kosciusko County Extension Homemakers.

Ashley Irwin and Olivia Reiner were announced as the recipients of the Steps to Success Scholarship winners. This scholarship is sponsored by the Indiana Extension Homemakers Association.

Lee Ann Miner, Home and Family Arts superintendent, 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; 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; third, M&Ms with 51.    Individual club members with the most fair entries were: first, Lee Ann Jaeger; second, Marsha Miller; third, Linda Egolf and Jan Godshalk.

Multiple awards were presented by Sue Martin, county president, 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; 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, DeeAnn Muraski and LouAnn Parker; 50-year member, Janice Bolin.

The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Peggy Parzygnot for her many years of volunteer service to the Kosciusko County Extension Homemakers program and serving in various leadership roles.

The 2022-23 Extension Homemaker program year has begun and membership is open to all persons. 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 to inquire about membership, call the Kosciusko County Extension Office at 574-372-2340.



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