Barbara Webster[web ster *neh p:net]
Club meetings are the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm
OWENS CROSS ROADS
In the early 1900's, Owens Cross Roads’ first Homemakers Club was formed as the Tomato Club which was dedicated to teaching homemaking skills. They became known as the Home Demonstration Club in 1914, but was disbanded in the 1940's. In November 1968, the club was reorganized in Owens Cross Roads and was named the Owens Cross Roads Extension Homemakers Club.
The Extension Homemakers Club became independent of the Extension Service in the early 1970s as was then known as the Homemakers for Family and Community Education. Finally, in 2005, the name was changed again to the present day name of Owens Cross Roads Homemakers and Community Leaders Club.
Through the years, the club has been involved in many community projects. The community clean up was the first project and remains an annual event today. Some examples of community projects include the Three Springs/New Beginnings Home for Girls, Special Olympics, Hospice Care House for Children, various sewing projects for cancer patients and local nursing homes, 4-H Clubs, community library, local fire departments, and many more.
Raising funds have been necessary to fund the community projects and the club has used several innovated methods to do this. Some of these methods involved compiling, printing and selling four different cookbooks, sponsoring four tours of homes in the community, yard sales, white elephant sales and an annual craft fair.
Many awards have been won from the County organization by this club for its dedicated efforts in the community. In 1972 and 2006 it won Club of the Year, has been runner-up Club of the Year, second runner-up and several club members have achieved the honor of being Woman of the Year, Outstanding Homemaker and Key Member (Heart of Homemaker).
The Owens Cross Roads members also enjoy social activities and service projects together, but keep their focus on education to better equip members with knowledge, skills and leadership abilities which strengthen the life and values of their families and provide a better way of life for the citizens of their community.