OHCE Week starts Monday
For almost 80 years, Oklahoma Home and Community Education Inc. (OHCE) has helped improve the quality of life of all Oklahomans. This spring, Comanche County is recognizing the organization's ongoing efforts by proclaiming May 5-9 as OHCE Week.
"OHCE educates and prepares its members to handle change in their homes and communities. Members turn around and share that knowledge on everything from disaster preparedness to personal finance to health and nutrition," said Lynn Null, extension educator for family and consumer science and 4-H. "OHCE is closely tied to the Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Service, so residents can be confident they are receiving accurate, research-based guidance."
After awarding $62,553 in scholarships to Oklahoma students and for various individual and community projects in 2014, OHCE groups are responsible for pouring more than $182,000 into Oklahoma communities in the past three years.
In Comanche County, OHCE groups donated bears, bibs, blankets and totes to veterans, families and children in need. In addition, three 4-H scholarships were awarded totaling $1000.
"OHCE strongly supports and promotes local residents and initiatives, as well as develops local leaders," Null said. "Since OHCE members live in the communities they serve, they can quickly identify issues and work to effectively address those concerns."