4-H News

The Plymouth Shamrocks 4-H Club met September 22nd. The fair is over and two club members received merits this year. Jacob Levsen received a merit for his grain and Ben Levsen received a merit for a blacksmith project. Congratulations to both boys. The following members received special club awards as well: Sarah Levsenmember of the Year, president pin & gavel, Ben Levsen- achievement medallion & Member of the Year, and treasurer pin, Caleb and Gideon Harmon-New Member of the Year Plaque and achievement medallion, Sarah Levsen- 4-H sweatshirt for club secretary, and Elwyn Levsen, Luke Levsen, Jacob Levsen, Emily Levsen, Timmy Leven, and Rachel Wambold all received achievement medallions. Club members did a great job overall this year.

The Plymouth Shamrocks had a goal to add two new members to the club this year and actually six new members were added to the club roster including: Caleb and Gideon Harmon, Esther & Rachel Wambold, and Brynn & Larry Wiltzius. All of the new members were great additions to the Shamrock Club.

Another goal the Plymouth Shamrocks met this year was to add two new community service projects. The Angel Hugs Benefit was one new community service project that the Plymouth Shamrocks helped with this year. Members and parents helped run games at the benefit as well as helping children make cement stepping stones during the day long fundraiser for Angel Hugs. Members also helped to weed the food gardens at Plymouth High School this summer. Food from the garden was donated to the local food pantry. The Plymouth Shamrocks continued to help with various other community service projects including making Christmas and Valentine cards for area nursing homes, and making cards for the VA nursing home. Currently, the club is requesting the help of other 4-H clubs in getting donations of items like toiletries, books, word search books, craft kits, scarves, socks, lap quilts, decorated Kleenex boxes and other small items that will be packaged together for Christmas gifts for the VA Nursing Home residents this year. Donated items including cash can be given to the Plymouth Shamrock club leader-Kathy Doebert (838-4995) or dropped off at the UW Extension Office. Community help is welcomed.

Through this past 4-H year Plymouth Shamrock members have participated in various activities including: The Enchanted Forest, the club Christmas party and picnic, Open House, working in the 4-H food stand, the Christmas Parade, Dairy Window Promotion and the fair club booth. Members added interest to meetings by giving various speeches about national parks including Bryce Canyon, Niagara Falls, and Yellowstone and the Harmon’s gave a speech on World War II. Sarah Levsen told club members and the 4-H Leaders Association about her trip to Washington for the American Spirit Trip sharing pictures and historic facts about the places she visited. The Plymouth Shamrock members also had several guest speakers throughout the year including: Mr. W Taylordiscussed the Ag Program at PHS, Clayton Moore- Demonstrated snow shoeing, Mr. Wambold- Genealogy Research, Mr. W. Bohrmueller and Erika Bohrmueller- Archery, and Yeon Hee Kang- Korean visitor-talked about her country.

The 4-H still has cookbooks for sale which will make great gifts. The books contain delicious recipes from 4-H members throughout the county and sell for $15. You can get a cookbook from the 4-H Extension Office. The 2013-2014 Plymouth Shamrock 4-H was a successful year of learning by doing and making the best better! Anyone interested in joining the Plymouth Shamrocks or wishing to donate items for the VA Nursing Home can contact K. Doebert 838-4995.

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On Monday March 9th, 2015 the Spring Valley 4-H club had a monthly meeting at the Greenbush Town Hall that started at 7:00 pm. The music and drama club preformed their skit and announced that they will be going to state. We also discussed that there will be a fish fry at the Elkhart Lake UCC church on Friday May 1st 2015. Our next meeting will be Monday April 13th starting at 7:00pm at the Greenbush Town Hall.


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