Four Bureau County Home and Community Education members attended the 94th annual Illinois Association for Home and Community Education Conference held at the Thelma Keller Convention Center, Effingham, Illinois, on March 12-14.

Through the years, we have changed with the current times, trends, or needs.  It was first known as Home Bureau Federation, the Homemakers Extension Association, and today, we are Home and Community Education.  Our goal is to educate members of our homes and community.  We promote social and economic well-being in our homes and neighborhoods.  We are not our Mother’s Home Bureau anymore.

IAHCE continues to cross the boundaries when providing unique and inventive ideas for our lessons providing members opportunity to learn current and relevant information.  We strive to provide our state and county officer’s important information that allows them to work, support and promote the community in which they serve.

Our members attending this year’s conference were able to choose from 25 different lessons.  Some share shops were: “Meals Around the World”, “Rattle Rattle Bang Bang- How Well Do You Know Your Vehicle?” and “Small Scale Gardening”. Members will be bringing all this information back to their own counties to share with members who could not attend the conference.

The Bureau County HCE supports the University of Illinois Extension, 4-H programs.  For more information on HCE contact the Extension office at 815-875-2878.

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