Homemakers to raffle original designed quilt
by Paisley Boston
Nov 03, 2013 | 1885 views | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers, Inc. will host its first open house at the Bolivar County Extension Office on Tuesday.

During this event, the Homemaker Volunteers will raffle off a homemade quilt.

Raffle tickets are $2 dollars each or three for $5 and may be purchased from the extension office or from one of the Homemakers.

Tickets may also be purchased the day of the event.

"One of our volunteers, Martha Beavers, did most of the construction of the quilt and the other volunteers pitched in and completed it. It took them months to finish it," said Extension Agent Laura Giaccaglia.

The event is to be held between 2-4 p.m. and is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The proceeds collected from the quilt raffle will be used to support community service projects sponsored by the program.

"We are hoping that people will come to the extension service to see what the Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers are all about and we hope to recruit some new members," added Giaccaglia.

Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers works with the Department of Heath and Human Services to distribute Child Abuse Prevention literature to schools and churches, awards three scholarships annually, and donates items to the Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital and the Wiser Hospital for Women and Infants in Jackson.

"They are getting ready to start a community service project that involves making dresses to send overseas to children. This project will begin in November," said Giaccaglia.

According to the Mississippi Homemakers Volunteer Inc., the only requirement for membership is that an individual must have an interest in keeping current on information that enhances the quality of life in the community.

Some topics of interest include: Public Policy Education, Personal Development, Budgeting and Finances, Estate Planning, Nutrition, Health Topics, Food Safety, Literacy, Leadership Skills, Community Involvement and Creative Arts Activities.

The club has over 2,000 members in Mississippi and it is offered cooperatively through the Mississippi State University Extension Office.

For more information, please contact Giaccaglia at 662-843-8361.