Friday, April 12, 2019

Home Demonstration Agent Encouraging Betterment in Hertford County, April 11, 1919

From The Hertford County Herald, Ahoskie, N.C., April 11, 1919

Home Economic Club to Be Combined with the Betterment Association. . . Movement Being Fostered by Our County Home Demonstration Agent

The Home Economics Club met in connection with the Betterment Association Wednesday of last week, at which time it was decided to combine the clubs, calling the new organization the Community Club.

These ladies are interested themselves in civic and school improvements. At this meeting the club decided to offer a cash prize to the lady who has the best looking front porch and yard in town this summer, and it is hoped that all will interest themselves in this work, and make our town more beautiful than ever.

This movement is being fostered and aided by our County Demonstration Agent, Miss Swindell, who was present at the meeting last week. She has already organized several Community Clubs in different sections of the county, and the work being done by these clubs are doing much to stimulate a community pride and civic betterment.

Since the spring weather has opened up and the roads are again passable, Miss Swindell hopes to visit every section of the county and help to put through a thorough organization throughout the entire county.


From The Hertford County Herald, Ahoskie, N.C., April 11, 1919

Miss Swindell Promotes Clean-Up Week in Winton

Winton, April 9—There was a most interesting meeting held at the office of the County Home Demonstrator, Miss Myrtle Swindell, last Monday. She had invited all the leaders of the different clubs to meet with the Winton Club to discuss plans for Clean-Up Week. Several good suggestions were made and good talk along the lines of civic improvement.

Miss Swindell wants and hopes for a good co-operation by the people, and hopes to get the town and county cleaner and more beautiful that it has ever been.

She said her feelings were hurt when she sees paper blowing up and down the street, and finds tin cans lying around. She says she can “can” but she cannot haul. So, let us get busy and help her clean up.

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