Extension Homemakers, partners with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, extend adult education into home and community in the areas of food safety, nutrition and health, gardening, cultural and creative arts, financial planning and going green. Individual groups have community service projects for veterans, families in need, donating to food cupboards, shelters and fundraising for various charities, according to a news release from Somerset County Extension Homemakers Council. The county project is “Showers for Animal Shelters.” All year, extension members volunteer, donate various items, money and energy to the local animal shelter.

The Somerset County Extension Homemakers’ individual groups will offer the following fund-raising and fun activities to benefit the animal shelter(s):


• Clinton Day: Holiday party, 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, Clinton Town Hall. Bring meat, poultry and seafood recipes for cookbook.

• Holiday party, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, Methodist Fellowship Hall.



• Holiday party, 9:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, private home, Madison. Five baskets, gift exchange.


• Holiday potluck, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, University of Maine Somerset County Extension office, Skowhegan.


• Holiday potluck, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, private home.


• Holiday party, 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, private home.

These programs are all open to the public.

For more information, contact the Somerset County Extension office at 474-9622 or 800-287-1495 at TDD 800-287-8957; www.extension.umaine.edu.

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