Family and Community Education

Family and Community Education Clubs are groups of members that meet once a month for an educational lesson, community service projects and fellowship.  Membership is open to anyone interested.

Bedford County has 8 clubs.  Here is a schedule of the meetings.  For more information about a club, call the Extension Office at (931) 684-5971.

Club NameMeeting DayMeeting TimeLocation
Butler’s Creek2nd Monday6:00 pmHomes/Extension Office
Heart of the Home1st Monday10:30 amExtension Office
Fairview3rd Wednesday10:30 amExtension Office
Four Corners4th Monday6:00 pmHomes/Extension Office
Liberty3rd Monday6:00 pmPleasant Grove United Methodist Church
Shelbyville1st Tuesday9:30 amHomes/Extension Office
Town & Country2nd Monday11:00 amCannon United Methodist Church
Wheel2nd Thursday12:00 pmShiloh United Methodist Church
Heart Of The Home FCE Club August 2020
FCE Leadership Retreat 2022

Ten FCE members and the FCS Agent attended the Central Region FCE Leadership Retreat (Camp) at UT Southern in Pulaski, Tennessee. Attending were:

Front Row (L-R): Agent Whitney Danhof, Pat Crick, Amy Martin

Second Row (L_R): Charlene Judd, Connie Smith Patty McIntyre, Barbara Troxler, Louise Armstrong

Back Row (L_R): Gay Ervin, Gloria Crick and Debbie Crosslin

Participants enjoyed 3 days of craft classes, educational sessions, speakers, a silent auction, tours, a movie and lots of fellowship and fun!

Fidget Blankets for Hospice
Fidget Blankets by Town and Country FCE Club

Several clubs are currently making fidget blankets for Hospice to use with individuals with dementia disorders. The placemat or blanket is covered with different textural items and activities like tying bows or sliding zippers or moving beads on a cord. This is one of the community service projects that the clubs participate in throughout the year.


  • Extension Agent, Whitney Danhof, will meet with the clubs in June with a program on “Tomayto, Tomahto”.
  • 50 Year Member Applications due July 1 to Pamela Sites – see your club president, the Extension Office or below for a form
  • County Council Meeting, July 1, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at the Extension Office.
  • Bedford County Fair, July 18-23, 2022. Entries taken on Sunday, July 17, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. See the categories and rules here.

  • If school is canceled due to weather, we will not have any countywide event – individual clubs may make their own policy for inclement weather.  If your club is canceled for weather, count everyone present on your records and you do not have to make up that meeting.   

Forms and Resources