Iowa 4-H Center Hosts First Wall and Waffles Fundraiser

AMES, Iowa—Food, fun and a good cause will all unite at the Iowa 4-H Center's Wall and Waffles Fundraiser on Saturday, May 7.

“The idea of this event is to create a fun environment that gathers people together, but also helps raise funds for our climbing tower,” said Abbie Parker, Iowa 4-H Center program specialist. “The tower is a popular attraction for camp residents and visitors and we think people will be interested in investing in it.”

This premier event is open to the public with a goal to raise $2,000 for a new element for the Iowa 4-H Center’s climbing tower. Donations will be collected at the door of Linden Lodge, where guests can proceed to the waffle brunch, which begins at 9 a.m. and ends at noon. Visual drawings of the potential new climbing tower addition will be presented at the event.

Adventurous visitors have the opportunity to work off their meal on the Iowa 4-H Center’s 50-foot climbing wall and 380-foot mega zip line, which are open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Linden Lodge is the location of Iowa 4-H Center’s staff offices, camp store, dining room, Farm Bureau meeting room and state-of-the-art kitchen. 4-H Clubs are invited to make a weekend of this fundraiser. Lodging is available at a discounted rate with the use of a club coupon, and reservations can be made by calling the camp office at 515-795-3338.

About the Iowa 4-H Center

The Iowa 4-H Center is an outdoor learning environment of 1,100 acres located in Boone County just 45 minutes north of Des Moines. An American Camp Association accredited camp since 1954, the Iowa 4-H Center staff follows the 4-H model of “learning by doing” and draws on the knowledge base of Iowa State University.