At every 4-H meeting, members recite the 4-H pledge. They pledge their “hands to larger service”, for their clubs, communities, countries and world. The holiday season is a time that many of our 4-H members put this pledge into action. All over the county, our 4-H members are giving back to their communities. Take a look at what Harvey County 4-H Clubs are doing to give back:
Walton Willing Workers 4-H Club members donated nonperishable food items those in need. In December, members met at Kidron Bethel to go Christmas caroling and play games with the residents around the retirement home.
Halstead Cloverleaf 4-H’ers made Christmas cards for the nursing homes in Halstead. Each member brought a canned food item that was donated to Neighbors store in Halstead. The club adopted two children from the Halstead angel tree and shopped for them this holiday season.
Hesston 4-H Club members made ornaments to hand out to the residents of the Schowalter Retirement Villa. After their club Christmas meeting, the members, parents, and grandparents went to the Schowalter Retirement Villa and caroled throughout the hallways. 4-H Parent Volunteer, Stephanie Richmond, put together their Hesston 4-H Club Christmas song books.
The Macon Lakers 4-H Club members and families have been taking turns bell ringing at the North Dillon’s. The club had a Christmas party at Salem United Methodist Church which included snacks and gift exchange.
Sedgwick Sunflowers 4-H’ers had a Thanksgiving Family dinner with 4-H families, including local families who support their club. The 4-Her’s made Christmas cards and ornaments to send to 20 soldiers from their community that are away for the holidays. The club also made cocoa in a jar to give to a neighbor or friend in the community as a community service project.
The Harvey County 4-H Junior Leaders met in November to create handmade Holiday cards to give to elderly in Harvey County. In December, they met at the Newton Walmart to shop for teens in Harvey County from the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program.