4-H News

Herman Cheeri-O’s

Prior to this month’s meeting, we met to make Christmas Cards. The 4H members made 75 cards that will then be held out during our Christmas Caroling at local nursing homes in December. Also fair checks were handed out to all members.

Old business was discussed. The wreath sales slips are to be turned in tonight and will be available for pick up on Saturday, November 22nd at the Wunsch’s home after 3pm.

Coats for Tots was a huge success. We turned in 6 large garbage bags full. Thank you to everyone that helped out.

Enchanted Forest was a great turnout with 650 kids attending. We played games like ring toss and bean bags. Thank you to everyone that helped make the event a success.

Trick or Treating at the Bulitz’s Pumpkin Farm was a lot of fun. We served ice cream for 2 hours. They asked our club to continue this event and possibly help out in other ways next year since they appreciate the support.

We held a swimming party at Blue Harbor this past Sunday. We had 10 people attend but the kids had a great time. The slides were a big hit.

This year for our Adopt a Family Program, we have decided to work with Safe Harbor. We made up gift tags of items that are needed so everyone could grab what they wanted after the meeting. The donations will be brought next month. Socks, underwear, yoga pants, etc are in high demand.

Our club is talking about supporting Safe Harbor twice a year, once in July and once in December since the demand is so high! Toys for Tots items are to be brought next meeting or dropped off at the Howards Grove Chiropractic Center. Please make sure toys are unwrapped.

Music and Drama will begin next Monday at 6:30pm in the Northview School for one hour. Our theme will be “The 3 Pigs”. We will have 2 plays going at the same time. One with the original theme and then changing the other one up a bit too what if the 3 pigs were in 4H, what would have happened then. We will continue practices in November, December and January with the festival in February. Once a date is confirmed it will be shared.

We then moved onto new business. Saturday, November 29th is our Salvation Army Bell Ringing at Piggly Wiggly in Howards Grove. A sign us sheet was passed around tonight.

December 1st is our next meeting and will also be our Christmas party. We will meet at 5:45pm to go Christmas Caroling at local nursing homes and stores followed by a pizza party and gift exchange. It is going to be a great night so we hope all can attend. The club made a motion to donate money so we can go shopping for Christmas gifts for Rocky Knoll again this year. A date will be set soon to go buy the items.

We are in contact with Harvest Homes again to work out another date to play Bingo with the elderly. We did this back in July and since everyone had a great time, we would like to make it an event that happens a couple times a year. A date will be set at the January meeting.

Next month’s meeting will be held on Monday, December 1st at 7:00pm at the Howards Grove Middle School. Prior to the meeting, we will go Christmas Caroling at 5:45pm followed by a pizza party.

Olivia Bramstedt, Reporter

Spring Valley

On Monday October 13 2014 the Spring Valley 4-H club had their monthly meeting. It was held at the Greenbush Town Hall at 7:00 pm.

We discussed the enchanted forest turn out and the yearly brat fry held by the club. We also talked about handing out Halloween treats at Marshalls gas station. Our next meeting will be on Monday November 10 at 7:00 pm at the Greenbush Town Hall.

Willing Workers

The meeting of the Willing Workers 4-H club was called to order by the presiding president, Noah Mason, at the First Congre- gational Church in Plymouth on October 13, 2014, at 6:53 p.m. Secretary and treasurer reports were read and approved.

Committee reports were given. The Leclerc family will clean both the bike trail and our designated stretch of Highway 67 during the month of October.

On October 18, we will help with Enchanted Forest. There will be a game and craft (and pumpkins, too... fun!)

Christmas activities were discussed. We will ring bells for the Salvation Army at Walmart on December 6th and 13th. We will be helping out veterans by bringing toiletry items and signing thank you cards for the holiday season. We will decorate boxes for Meals on Wheels. Our club will have a Christmas party for fun on December 8th, the same night as our meeting. There will be a dice game and snacks...yum!!!

The Music and Drama Festival is coming in February. Our club will perform a Hee-Haw play.

Teske benefit is coming Saturday, October 25. Our club decided to donate $150 and also provide help by offering to volunteer to serve drinks.

Lucky Quarter Excitement Winner last month was Sophia Wells. She donated to the Red Cross. Nathan Leclerc won this month, and will tell us next month what organization he gave the money to.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:32 p.m.

Keegan Limberg, Reporter

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