For more than 75 years the Tennessee Association for Family and Community Education has shared common goals. One of those goals is to improve family and community life through education and projects to enhance the counties we live and work in.
The Decatur County FCE Club and 4-H youth are working on a face masks project to be used by local health care workers and “at risks” individuals. The masks are not intended for use as PPE, or personal protective equipment. They do not and will not provide protection from coronavirus like an N95 mask. They do, however, have other uses of value to healthcare providers. Those who are not healthcare workers should not wear these masks thinking they provide protection from the virus. The best way to avoid the virus is to stay home.
Those working on face masks are encouraged to use fabric and supplies they have at home. No one is encouraged to get out and risk virus exposure. Plans are also being made for masks to be picked up or delivered without contact with others.
If interested in learning more about FCE, contact UT Extension-Decatur County at 731-852-2831. Everyone is welcome to attend. At the club you will find friends, fun and fellowship along with a strong community commitment. We have two clubs positioned around the county so that one or another should be convenient for you to attend. The FCE Clubs meet monthly and host various events throughout the year. Over the years the FCE Clubs have completed many projects for the community and family. These clubs are a vital asset to Decatur County. They have a lot to offer to members young and old. If you are looking for a club that cares about the community that you live, cares about its members and can offer you skills and experiences, then we would love to have you as a FCE member! Programs in agriculture and natural resources, 4-H youth development, family and consumer sciences, and resource development.
University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture and county governments cooperating. UT Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.