In 1932, as the Great Depression was nearing its depth, the Kentucky Federation of Homemakers was organized to better serve rural women.
From May 10-12, approximately 400 members of what is now called the Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association will be at the Owensboro Convention Center to celebrate the organization’s 90th anniversary.
The organization has more than 10,000 members, according to its website.
He says that “any full-time or part-time homemaker, male or female, rural or urban, teenager or senior and in between, can belong to KEHA”.
State Councilor Kelly May said it would be the organization‘s first major conference since 2019.
They were unable to meet in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Last year’s gathering in Bowling Green was expected to be small because the number of COVID-19 cases in Kentucky was still high.
May said the conference will have a booth providing information on COVID-19 vaccinations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 11.
From 10 a.m. to noon on May 12, the conference will be open to the general public for vaccinations, she said.
Seminars include “Could Your Kitchen Pass a Food Safety Inspection”, “Hunger in Kentucky”, “Bluegrass and Banjos”, “Rural Mental Health and Family Stress on the Farm”, “Decorating Your Whole House with thrift store finds”, “Perfect Picnics”, “Ceiling Fan Blade Santa”, and “History of Aprons”.
Owensboro’s “Voices of Elmwood” will perform for the conference.