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Homemakers in our community

} The homemakers organization came into being with the passage of the Smith-Lever Act in 1914, which gave land grants to colleges to teach individuals how to do things and improve skills in homemaking such as preserving foods and planting gardens for the dinner table.

It was a small beginning, but just look how homemaking organizations over these years have grown and developed, teaching others while still improving their skills.

The homemakers of today support their communities in various ways, sharing their talents in art and education, raising a helping hand whenever needed, and all the while still learning new skills to pass along. The Central Village Homemakers Organization of Mathews is the perfect example.

This group of ladies has been organized for 56 years. And for over a half a century, the members have more than just fulfilled what the Cooperative Extension Service at Virginia Tech proclaims in this day and time to be their mission. It reads: “The mission of Homemak...

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