Town & Country Women’s Fair Scheduled – February 23
“If you eat and wear clothes, you are involved in agriculture.” This is the slogan for the 18th annual Town and Country Women’s Fair scheduled for Tuesday, February 23 in conjunction with the Texas Farm Ranch Wildlife Expo. The Women’s Fair will be held in the Display Building on the grounds of the Taylor County Expo Center. The Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Committee has planned a day filled with educational programs and creative ideas to promote agricultural food and fiber products. Plan to join women from Abilene and the surrounding area for a day of fun and useful information.
Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the event will conclude at 2:00 p.m. The day is free to the public and the conference facilities are accessible for the physically disabled. You may spend the entire day or pick and choose the sessions you want to attend.
Hayden Nix, KTXS-TV Meteorologist, will serve as Master of Ceremonies for this years’ event. He will kick off the day at 9:00 a.m. with Big Country Master Gardener, Beth Hamaty discussing “No Mow Lawns”. This session will look at alternative types of lawns that will save time and money while keeping the property looking nice.
Participants will learn creative ways to organize the multitude of things in our homes during the 10:00 a.m. program “Home Storage Solutions”. Presenting the program will be Joe Welsh of Home Depot in Abilene. Come and learn what you can do to systemize your stuff.
Lorrie Coop, County Extension Agent/FCS in Knox County will be presenting a program “Freezer Pleasers”. She will be sharing how to utilize your freezer to prepare meals that can save you time as well as saving money. In addition, participants will learn how to make healthy eating easier through the concept of Freezer Cooking. “Freezer Pleasers” will begin at 11:00
Following the sponsored luncheon, Wild Ones Boutique of Tuscola will provide a look at the newest in fashions through a style and accessory show. They will also have a vendor booth if anyone wishes to purchase any of the fashions.
The afternoon will showcase “Trail of Threads” beginning at 1:00 p.m. Gay Ann Young, Quilt Designer, will share steps to planning and creating memorable award winning quilts and wall hangings. Her creative style will offer many options for making unique quilts.
Attendees will receive a take-home bag of information, samples, coupons, and goodies. Local, area, state, and national businesses are providing door prizes for the event which will be drawn for throughout the day. A variety of vendors and educational booths will also be on hand throughout the day featuring information and sale items.
Sponsors of this year’s event are: Lawrence Hall Abilene; Texas Wheat Producers; Texas A&M AgriLife Extension; and the Abilene Chamber of Commerce. We hope you will join us on February 23 for the Town and Country Women’s Fair in the Display Building on the grounds of the Taylor County Expo Center.
For more information, contact the Taylor County Extension Office at (325) 672-6048.