HILLSBORO, Ill. — University of Illinois Extension hosted an all-day fall retreat of the Home and Community Education Association (HCE) on October 17. Over forty people attended from Christian, Jersey, Macoupin, and Montgomery counties. The retreat took place at the Montgomery County Extension office in Hillsboro. HCE/HCEA members gathered to hear speakers and share in social activities.
The retreat began at 10 AM with a welcome and introduction by Lisa Peterson, Nutrition & Wellness Educator for University of Illinois Extension Unit 18. To get to know each other, the attendees played “What’s in Your Purse?”, where the winning team had the most unusual items in their purses. Lisa Peterson, then presented “What’s in Your Kitchen”. She went over five ingredient (or less) meals and desserts. Then, she discussed making the most out of small appliances and gadgets. HCE members ended the workshop by creating a recyclable coaster using old CDs and yarn.
Lunch was provided by the Christian County HCE chapter. Preparations are underway to organize and plan a spring HCE retreat. Anyone interested in learning more about upcoming HCE programs is encouraged to contact their local Extension office or visit: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cjmm/.
University of Illinois Extension provides practical education that help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. For more information visit the Unit 18 website at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cjmm or contact your local Extension office.
— University of Illinois Extension
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