The state organization of Home and Community Education (HCE) is celebrating HCE Week this week, Nov. 4-9.
Lincoln County HCE is associated with the state organization, getting information and new ideas for its clubs and individual members through Lincoln County’s Family Living Educator Amanda Kostman from UW Extension.
Lincoln County HCE also has a study on a certain county with speakers and displays. Some other projects they have done include making walker bags for residents of nursing homes and assisted living, and mastectomy pillows for cancer patients at hospitals. The “Strong Women” exercise program was started through HCE and is still popular locally. Lincoln County HCE has a reading program, where about 65 members read regularly to over 200 children called “Reading Buddies.”
The group’s present project is supplying water filters to Africa and other Third World countries, where clean, safe water is not available.
HCE also gives a $500 scholarship each year to a worthy senior. Lincoln County HCE is part of the Central Division of HCE and hosted the fall association meeting on Oct. 24 with about 65 people present. Anyone interested in joining Lincoln County HCE can call the UW Extension office at 715-539-1072.