Home and Community Education

The Florida Association of Home & Community Education and the Citrus County Association of Home & Community Education are volunteer educational groups working under the umbrella of Cooperative Extension. They help extend "Extension" throughout the county and the state.

The Citrus County Association of Home & Community Education has one community club and a County Council that coordinates the programs for the club. Each member of the community club is automatically a member of Council. The club and the County Council meet monthly to provide educational programs, leadership development, and community outreach.

Programs & Projects

Below is a list of the various programs that you can participate in to make a difference in our community.

County Council Projects:

  • HCE members are involved in a wide range of citizenship, leadership, health and cultural arts activities
  • HCE District III Leadership Camp held at 4-H Camp in Ocala National Forest the last week of April
  • Home Community Leadership training held in November
  • Spring Fling luncheon and style show honoring our new members
  • Committee members for "World's Greatest Baby Shower" held in May

On-Going Projects:

  • Hats with Hugs for cancer patients
  • Quilts for Sheriff's Department and other groups in need
  • Campbell Soup labels for schools to buy new equipment
  • Entrance packets for CASA
  • 'Ouch' dolls for the Health Department
  • Scholarships to worthy 4-H high school graduates
  • Pop Tops for Ronald McDonald House in Gainesville, Florida


Extension education

General Resources

Monica Bonsett
For more information on joining an HCE group, Contact Monica Payne: (352) 527-5713