FCS September Newsletter

FCS September Newsletter

FCS September Newsletter

September 2023 Edition

Family & Consumer Sciences
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FCS Newsletter
September 2023

September 4

Labor Day, office closed
September 10
Happy Grandparents Day
September 16
Life Saver Walk
September 18
Tune in to WBKR
September 19
Homemaker Area Annual Meeting
September 21
Calendar recipe demo on Facebook
October 8-14
Area School Fall Break
October 19
Calendar recipe demo on Facebook
October 20
Enrollment Forms, Dues, and Goals Due
October 24
Homemaker Lesson Trainings-Daviess Co
October 24
Executive and Advisory Council Meeting
October 25
Homemaker Lesson Trainings-Henderson Co
October 26
Diabetes Friendly Cooking Class
October 28
Halloween at the Farmers’ Market
October 31
Happy Halloween!

Owensboro Regional Suicide Prevention Coalition, Inc 16th Annual Lifesavers Walk
September 16, 2023
Moreland Park 9:30 —11 am
9:30—10 am Registration
10 am Opening Ceremony with Butterfly Release

Owensboro Regional Farmers Market hours
Tuesdays 8am – 12:00pm thru September 26
8am – 12:00pm thru November 4
October 26—Halloween Market

Children’s Costume Parade

September recipe:  One pan shrimp and vegetables
Tune into WBKR 92.5 every 3rd Monday around 8:10am to hear our SNAP assistant, Catherine Dowdy, talk about the monthly recipe.

Be sure to check out the Daviess County Extension Facebook page on the 3rd Thursday of the month for a cooking demonstration of the monthly recipe from our SNAP Nutrition Calendars!

Daviess County Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent is partnering with the Daviess County Diabetes Coalition to present a Diabetes Friendly Cooking Class!
Thursday, October 26th
10:00am and again at 5:00pm.
At the Daviess County Extension Office
Please call to RSVP, 270-685-8480.
Samples will be provided.

Thought about joining Homemakers? Now is the time!
Enrollment forms and information are available at the Daviess County Extension Office. 
Annual dues of $15 are due by October 20.

September is National Preparedness Month
Source: Hardin Stevens, senior Extension associate, University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, March 2023

Since the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, the federal government has named September as National Preparedness Month. This is to remind and encourage all Americans to be prepared for emergencies and disasters either man-made, weather related, or caused by other sources.

The National Weather Service encourages all households, businesses, and communities to take the following steps to prepare for a possible disaster or emergency.

1. Learn Your Risks and Responses – Be and Stay Informed.

2. Make a Plan. Practice your plan regularly so everyone is clear about their roles.

3. Build a Supply/Emergency Preparedness Kit. Maintain items by checking on expiration dates and updating items as needed or based upon your needs (young children, older adults, pets, etc.)

4. Get Involved. Before a disaster strikes, volunteer with your business or local community.

National Preparedness Month ends Sept. 30, which is National Preparedness Day.

In the time of a disaster or emergency, you may be on your own for 48 to 72 hours or longer before power returns or help can arrive, so prepare now so you can be ready and vigilant when the time comes.

Lesson for the Month

All About Paw Paws
-This is a Food, Nutrition & Health lesson
Roll Call
Fall Begins in September.  What is your favorite type of tree?
Thought of the Month
“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.”

                                    —Emily Bronte

Meetings are Starting
Homemaker Club meetings are starting back up for the year.  Be sure to get your new information for
2023-24 and complete an enrollment form.

Forms and dues should be turned in to the Extension Office by October 20.

Green River Area Annual Meeting
September 19, 2023

Buck Creek Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
Registration 10:30 am      Program 11:00 am
Tickets $15 each available at Extension Office
Ticket Deadline September 12
Daviess County Basket for Meeting
Our basket will have an apple theme.
Homemakers are asked to donate items with an apple theme if they wish. Donations need to be dropped off at: Daviess County Extension Office by September 12th at noon.

All sales, with payment, are due to the Daviess County Extension Office by October 18th by 4:00pm.
Checks should be made to:
Daviess County Extension Homemakers.
Varieties available: 
Chocolate Covered Pecans, Mammoth Halves, and Medium Pecan Pieces.
All varieties are $10 for a 12 oz bag. 
Pecans should arrive to the Daviess County Extension Office mid-November, just in time for the Holiday Baking Season and Gift Giving!
Orders will be picked up at the Daviess County Extension Office, 4800A New Hartford Rd., Owensboro, KY 42303.
Notification will be made closer to time with an exact date of pick up.
Proceeds from the Pecan Sales will go to the Daviess County Extension Homemaker General Fund. 
To place an order, or get an order form, please stop by the Extension Office.


Thanks to Trinity for decorating the foyer in August. 
We can’t wait to see what you do next for September.
The decorating schedule for the upcoming year is:

September— Trinity
October— Extension Office
November— Maceo
December— South Hampton
January— South Hampton
February— Southern Belles
April— Southern Belles
May— Maceo
June— Extension Office
July— Extension Office
August— Trinity