The University of Missouri Extension extends university knowledge to the local public with programs for youth and adults. To support the many classes, non-profit MU Extension in Pulaski County is hosting a fundraising Paddle Party, run by a Business Ladies Independent Networking Group (BLING) from the Rolla area.

The Paddle Party is Friday at the Hampton Inn, located at 103 St Robert Plaza Dr. in St. Robert. Doors opens at 5:15 p.m. The quarter auction is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., which is an opportunity to consider holiday gifts.

BLING local vendors offer products from — Tastefully Simple, Thirty-One, Java Momma, Pampered Chef, Blue Apron Cutlery, Jordan Essentials, Agnes & Dora, Vinyl Countdown, Young Living, and Origami Owl.

King Solomon Lodge No. 15 of Fort Leonard Wood prepares the food, and LocalBlingEvents guides the evening. For more information, visit or phone MU Extension in Pulaski County at (573) 736-2119. 

At the party, Faculty and Extension Council are available to answer questions about Extension Programs of Agriculture, 4-H, Master Gardeners, Master Naturalists, Nutrition and Health Education, Focus on Kids and Business Development.