"Honoring the Past, Treasuring the Present, Shaping the Future” was the theme of the 92nd Texas Extension Education Association State Conference in San Marcos on Sept. 10-11.
Attending as delegates from Austin County were Knellen Quinteros, Jessie Kokemor and Gaye Farr. In addition, Doris Glenewinkel and Gladys Frank also attended on behalf of Austin County EEA. Some the educational workshops the delegates attended were: Home Safety, Winter Gardening, Use it or Lose it, Cooking with Pressure, Personal Safety and Car Fit.
The “Lunch and Learn” keynote speaker at the event was Dr. Mark Faries, who talked about myth busting. Austin County Extension Education members that were acknowledged for years of service were Barbara Brown, Evelyn Wilke, Patty Alexander and Gladys Frank for 35 years; and Ida Mae Reddick (at-large member) for 30 years.
The following Austin County TEEA members had items in the state cultural arts contest: Joan Buenger, Doris Glenewinkel, Gladys Frank, Barney Zimmerman, Barbara Vohs, Carolyn Balke, Betty Thiel and Bonnie Schulz. Bonnie Schulz – first place ribbon (Cat 23- Quilts) and a second place ribbon (Cat. 13 – Paper- Greeting Card); Barney Zimmerman – second place ribbon (Cat. 23 – Misc. Painting) and a 3rd place ribbon (Cat. 4 - Decorated Garment - blouse; Doris Glenewinkel – third place ribbon (Cat. 11- Jewelry) and Joan Buenger – third place ribbon (Cat. 3 – Craft Painting – Pilgrims).
Statewide TEEA has contributed $4,559,493.67 to the Texas economy. Scholarships given through TEEA amounted to $91,850. The 4-H Center in Brownwood received $11,963.80 through collecting coins for friendship and dollars for scholars.