Etcheson to speak at Extension Homemaker Achievement Night

Thursday, September 19, 2013
Nicole Etcheson

Nicole Etcheson, professor of history at Ball State University and author of "A Generation at War," will be the featured speaker for the annual Putnam County Extension Homemakers' Achievement Night on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

Her book describes how the Civil War affected the home front in a rural community of small towns in a Midwestern county (our own Putnam County).

Her talk, "Three Cheers for the Ladies and Three for the Flag: Indiana Women during the Civil War," will focus on how our rural women of that time met the challenges facing them and how women's roles changed because of the war.

Extension Homemakers Achievement Night will take place in the Community Building at the Putnam County Fairgrounds with light refreshments served at 6:30 p.m. and the program beginning at 7.

Achievement awards will be given to those clubs meeting goals set for the past year, to members who have a 100 percent club attendance record and to 50-year club members.

Both Extension Homemakers and the general public are invited to attend this annual event.

During this year, Extension Homemakers throughout the State of Indiana have been celebrating 100 years of Extension Education from Purdue University, the state's land grant university.

A countywide 100th anniversary gala took place at the fairgrounds in June highlighting educational and social opportunities extended to the state's rural women on farms and in the towns through Purdue's Cooperative Extension Program.

Those opportunities continue for clubs in Putnam County as members present interesting lessons, inspire community volunteer efforts, enjoy social activities and assist with the Putnam County Fair.

Membership to one of the many clubs within the county is open to anyone interested. For further information, persons may contact the Putnam County Cooperative Extension Office at 653-8411.

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