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International Day program Monday to feature China chat

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Examining a paper dragon from China are (from left) Sandra Glass, Putnam County Extension Homemakers vice president; Dorothy Wells, County Extension Homemakers president; Cynthia Dewes, Bainbridge Community Service Club member; and Extension Educator Jackie Baumann. The paper dragon and other items are from Baumann's recent trip to China.
"Comparing and Chatting about China" is the topic of the 2012 Extension Homemakers International Day program on Monday, April 2.

The program will feature Joe and Jackie Baumann, who will share their impressions and experiences during a recent trip to Shanghai, China, and an earlier trip to both Shanghai and Beijing.

The International Program, which is being hosted by members of the Bainbridge Community Service Extension Homemakers Club, is scheduled for Monday evening in the Community Building at the Putnam County Fairgrounds.

Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. with the program scheduled to start at 7. The program is free and open to all.

Extension Homemakers have a history of working to create better understanding, goodwill and friendship between the people of Indiana and other countries. Sponsoring an international program is one way they work to help local citizens learn and gain a better understanding of other peoples around the world.

The Baumanns' first trip to China was in the fall of 2007 as China was preparing for the 2008 Olympics. Their most recent trip, this past December, was taken to visit their son, new daughter-in-law, grandchild and other relatives.

The Baumanns never really expected to make a second trip to China after visiting in 2007, but have learned you don't always know where life will lead. While they enjoyed both trips, they enjoyed seeing things from a different vantage point when touring with a group and when visiting to see family.

During the second trip, they got to visit inside Chinese homes and got to see the differences in how families in both the huge city of Shanghai and a small town in the country live.

The International Program is open to anyone interested in attending, learning and chatting about China.

For more information, persons may contact the Putnam County Office of the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service at 653-8411.

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