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Purdue Extension Board To Celebrate Extension’s Centennial On October 25

Purdue Extension in Owen County is reaffirming its mission of serving the needs of people and helping to make their communities stronger as the Cooperative Extension Service nationwide celebrates its centennial this year. The commemoration centers on the federal Smith- Lever Act of May 8, 1914, which created the national Extension system.

In honor of the centennial, the Owen County Extension Board will be honoring a few historic families at this year’s Extension Board Annual Dinner. This year’s Purdue Extension Board Annual Dinner is set for Saturday, October 25, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Owen County Fairgrounds. In addition to celebrating the centennial, there will be short presentations by representatives from each of the Extension programming areas: 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture & Natural Resources, and Health & Human Sciences. Presentations will focus on the impact Purdue Extension has had on the Owen County community.

The annual meeting will also feature the election of three Extension Board members. Appreciation is given to Diana Curry, Bill Gallogly, and Julie Hamilton for completing their terms on the Extension Board. Brock Beeman, Diana Curry, and Becky Wallace have agreed to run and fill the vacancies on the board. Also door prizes will be on the meeting agenda. Tickets can be purchased at the Purdue Extension Owen County office or by contacting any of the Extension Board members (Polly Chesser, Diana Curry, Bill Gallogly, Julie Hamilton, Holly Hancock, Lee Huss, Renee Langley, Judy Sebastian, Barb Tuttle, and Katie Williams) by October 21 to assist with planning. The $7 ticket provides you a chance to enjoy the wonderful food provided by the Jolly Homemakers. You won’t want to miss this opportunity for a great meal and an evening of entertainment for the entire family. If you have any special dietary needs, please call 812-829-5020 in advance to let organizers know.

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