Did you know... The Hardin County Homemakers’ organization began over 66 years ago. A small group of women had the vision of inviting the women of their neighborhoods together for learning informally during the fall and winter seasons. They would learn the newest strategies and technologies to improve their home living. The name of these groups was Home Demonstration Clubs. County Extension would provide the research based information and the members would share it through a leader-training format. Since 1948-49, thousands of Hardin County women have met, learned, and passed their learning onto future generations of residents. As society and opportunities have changed, so has the outreach of the Homemakers’ Clubs. Currently, there are six neighborhood clubs in the county. Additional programs are available for residents to participate in including countywide programs in the spring and winter, a health program, and educational programs during the County Fair. One thing that has not changed is the effort to make all educational programs open to the public and make sure all visitors are welcomed. For more information, contact Jami Dellifield, Family and Consumer Sciences Educator with the Ohio State University Extension, Hardin County at 419-674-2297.