Wise County Extension Education Clubs were well-represented at the annual Texas Extension Education Association state convention, held Sept. 10-11 in San Marcos.
Bobbie Ashley, Linda Hood and Dixie Range of the Greenwood Extension Education Club attended the meeting along with me. “We believe in the sanctity of the home” was the theme of the two-day conference.
Dr. Stephen Green, associate professor and extension child development specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service was the keynote speaker and talked on the importance of home and family.
TEEA members also attended workshops, education programs and AgriLife programs at the Embassy Suites Conference Center which will be shared with TEEA Clubs and counties.
Texas TEEA includes more than 7,000 members. The group’s mission is to work with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to strengthen and enrich families through educational programs, leadership development and community service.
The new year for Extension Education clubs begins soon and new members are welcome. Clubs currently formed are in the community of Greenwood. As an EE member you make new friends, participate in fun, fellowship and educational programs.
The first activity for the new TEEA year is the Greenwood Fall Festival, which is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to enjoy a parade at 10 a.m.
Immediately following the parade, handcrafted arts and craft booths will be open. Featured activities will be children’s train rides, food and game booths and door prizes. Booth space is available for $10 by contacting Gerry Galloway at (940) 466-7997 or Marilynn Collins at (940) 627-5175.
For those unsure of finding Greenwood, it is a short, scenic drive out of Decatur on Farm Road 51 North for 10 miles to FM 1204. Then turn left, and travel approximately five miles into the community of Greenwood.
Tanya Davis, is County Extension Agent for family and community services for the Texas AgriLife Extension Service.