Home & Community Education

Henderson County Home and Community Education
Box 540
Stronghurst, IL 61480
(309) 924-1163
Statement of Purpose
Henderson County Home and Community Education is an organization affiliated with the University of Illinois and your local Extension Office. We have monthly meetings in which we have lessons on various topics and interests. Some of these are: Healthy lifestyles, cooking, gardening, children's issues, community issues, decorating, finances, quilting, and crafts. Henderson County Home and Community Education is also active in not only Henderson County, but also around the world. We sponsor a $200.00 scholarship to a student from Henderson County each year.

Each meeting will consist of a program presented by a unit member, a short business meeting, and some social time. Each unit elects its own officers. If your schedule is too busy to attend meetings there is also a mailbox membership available. As a mailbox member you will receive the monthly lessons, a newsletter, and be eligible to attend any of the unit or annual meetings.

Anyone is eligible to belong to the Henderson County Home and Community Education. Membership dues are $10.00 a year. If you would like to know more about HCHCE you can contact either of the e-mail address above.
Ties that bind the strongest, were never made of rope
Lives are held together by sturdy strands of hope.
Silver threads are blended daily, with pride in family life
Threads should not be embroidered on sleeves, but stitched to your heart inside.
Ties that bind the the strongest are spun from the spool of life
A lifetime of weaving builds ties of love, joy and trust, which you can develop into your threads for life.
Mary Alice Huntoon
Ellison Community
Golden Circle
Oquawka Evening
Rozetta Homemakers
Stronghurst Evening Mrs.
Upcoming Events-2012


Look for us at the 4-H Bar-B-Q, at the Henderson County Fairgrounds.


The Henderson County Fair in Stronghurst! Stop and say hello to the H.C.E. volunteers helping out at the 4-H exhibits.



Last full week-end of month Heritage Trail Days - Come see us at Weir's Apple Farm where you can purchase homemade baked goods, kitchen knives and utensils and purchase chances on our handmade quilt.


HCE Week



Christmas walk in Stronghurst
Christmas parade in Oquawka
We continue to give a yearly scholarship to a high school graduate from Henderson County.

Collecting tabs for Ronald McDonald House

Work with the local schools - Providing healthy snacks,

Gift Basket For The First Baby Born in Henderson County 

Scholarship winner 
This year's scholarship winner is Hannah Allaman from Rozetta. She is the daughter of Tim and Kim Allaman.  She attended West Central school and is attending Colombia University studying  

Board Members For 2011 - 2012
Co-Chairs: Diana Foster and Judy Colley

First-Vice: Mary Alice Huntoon

Second-Vice: Trudi Lefler
Secretary: Kathy Keimig
Treasurer: Doris Vaughn
Family Relations/Young
Family Issues: Trudi Lefler
Cultural Enrichment: Mary Alice Huntoon

Public Information: Beverlye Alecock

Community Outreach: Jan Rehm-

International: Lois Campbell-Paula Clark
Community Education