A longtime extension homemakers member who is active in several community activities is this year’s Starke County Extension Homemaker of the Year. Vicki Jernas is a 16 year member of the Town and Country Homemakers and volunteers for committees and projects when needed. Jernas has served as the club’s citizenship officer for many years. Her special project is ad sales for the 4-H Fair Yearbook. She also assisted with the establishment of the Mint Juleps club.
Jernas is also a member of the Calico Gals quilting club. She’s been a 4-H Horse and Pony leader for two years, the Rocket and Model leader for 25 years and Farm Toy Scene for 10 years.
Jernas also started the North Central Beef Cattleman’s Club of Indiana Scholarship Fund and has been president of the Indiana Angus Auxiliary for the past two years.