Upcoming Events

Spring Area MHV Meetings 2018:

                       

Coastal – March 23, 2018            
Host:  Jackson County

Ocean Springs, MS

 

Capital – April 6, 2018              
Host:  Warren County

Vicksburg, MS

 

Eastern – April 10, 2018           
Host: Oktibbeha County

Bost Conference Center, MSU

 

Northeast – April 4, 2018           
Host:  Prentiss County

First Baptist Church, Booneville

 

North Central – March 21, 2018          
Host: Grenada County

Grenada County Extension Office, Grenada

 

Northwest/Delta – April 17, 2018         
Host: Washington County

Washington County Extension Office, Greenville

 

South Central – April 3, 2018                 
Host:  Newton County  

Coastal Plains Experiment Station, Newton

 
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La-Z-Boy Inc. has donated about 130 boxes of discarded upholstery fabric to the Mississippi State University Extension Service. Sylvia Clark, left, an Extension family and consumer sciences associate, and student worker Kamau Bostic unpack the truckload of material March 24, 2017. (Photo by MSU Extension/Kat Lawrence)
Filed Under: Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers March 28, 2017

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi Homemaker Volunteer Clubs have a new supply of sewing material thanks to a large donation.

La-Z-Boy Inc. gave the Mississippi State University Extension Service about 130 boxes of discarded upholstery fabric -- enough to fill a 24-foot trailer.

Annette Lockett, left, Thelma Washington and Mary Kohn, members of a newly formed Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers Club in Holmes County, cut out and sew quilt squares as part of a quilt-making project on Nov. 24, 2015. The group donated 67 lap quilts to residents at the Lexington Manor Senior Care facility. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Susan Collins-Smith)
Filed Under: Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers November 30, 2015

LEXINGTON, Miss. -- A new Mississippi Homemaker Volunteer Club spread some holiday cheer with a set of quilts they made throughout the summer and fall.

On Nov. 24, residents at Lexington Manor Senior Care facility received 67 lap quilts made by the recently formed Holmes County club.

Mississippi Homemaker Volunteer Clubs, called MHV clubs, are supported by the Mississippi State University Extension Service and provide a variety of educational opportunities and services to their communities.

Wanda Hall of Mt. Olive hugs Paul O'Neill of Memphis, Tennessee, a veteran of the U.S. Army's 3rd Stryker Brigade on Dec. 12, 2014, in appreciation for his military service. O'Neill is one of nine soldiers who participated in the Hot Coffee Hunts for Heroes and received quilts from the Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers of Covington County. (Photo by Robert Lewis)
Filed Under: Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers December 15, 2014

COLLINS -- Nearly a dozen veterans left south Mississippi with fuller luggage after Covington County quilters surprised them with early Christmas gifts.

Filed Under: Family, Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers April 16, 2014

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- The Mississippi State University Extension Service is tuning up its sewing machines as the requests for sewing classes stack up.

“Everything old is new again,” said Sylvia Clark, family and consumer sciences Extension associate. “There is a renewed interest in sewing, in making clothes and items for the home that reflect a personal sense of style and save money.”

Most schools in Mississippi, like those in many other states, no longer offer sewing classes.

Helen Coleman, president of the Bolivar County Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers, gathers dresses created by her club to send to children in need for the MHV International Project. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Keri Collins Lewis)
Filed Under: Family, Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers December 6, 2013

CLEVELAND -- Little dresses sewn with love in Mississippi make their way to children in need around the world throughout the year as part of the Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers’ international project.

At the Bolivar County Extension office, local MHV president Helen Coleman gathered dresses created by her group of about a dozen members and said she expected additional fabric donations.

Success Stories

An elderly woman holds a scrapbook page while sitting behind a table full of several more pages.
Community, Leadership, Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers
Volume 6 Number 1

Back in 1991 when she retired, Prentiss County resident Sue K. Honeycutt had figured out that connecting with people in the community leads to great outcomes, both for the giver and the receiver.

An elderly woman wearing an orange striped shirt stands in front of a large, multicolored, needlepoint county map of Mississippi.
Community, Leadership, Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers
Volume 5 Number 1

When she came to her first Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers meeting in 1968, Rae Clarke accompanied her aunt, Versie Manning, who insisted Clarke come to the Thanksgiving party.

: On the left, a younger woman wearing a patterned pink shirt holds one side of a crocheted grey shirt shirt. In the middle, and older woman smiles. On the right, another older woman with grey hair and a crocheted piece of clothing smiles and holds the shirt.
Community, Leadership, Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers
Volume 4 Number 3

When Julia Bailey returned to her native DeKalb in 1992, she wanted to get involved in her community.

A child uses colorful LEGO bricks at a 4-H Robotics competition.
STEM – Science Technology Engineering and Math, Dairy, Pesticide Applicator Certification, City and County Government, Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers, Soil Testing, Natural Resources
Volume 3 Number 3

4-H Debuts New Curriculum · Extension Develops Workforce · La-Z-Boy Donates Fabric · Stars Focus On Sustainability · Extension Directs Herbicide Training · Youth Discover Dairy Science · Soil Lab Welcomes New Manager

4 women holding mastectomy drain pouch bags—small, square sacks laced with ribbon
Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers
Volume 3 Number 3

When the Delta Cotton Belles needed help with their breast cancer support program, they called on the Greenville Area Town and Country Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers club.

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