4-H Endowment Pancake Supper Scheduled for March 20th

The Cass County 4-H Endowment committee is hosting the annual 4-H Endowment Pancake Supper on Thursday, March 20 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Cass County Community Center in Atlantic.  Chris Cakes will be dishing up fresh pancakes, 4-H members serve juice, coffee and more.  Supporters can enjoy all you can eat pancakes for $6.

Proceeds from the 4-H Pancake Supper directly benefit Cass County.  The money raised goes to the Cass County 4-H Endowment, a fund to defray the 4-H Program Development Fee, support scholarships, and start up dollars for youth programs including Clover Kids and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

The 4-H Program Development Fee is $30 that goes to the support the 4-H program statewide.  The Cass County Extension Council chose not to pass this expense on to the individual 4-H’er and families, although many counties have.  Instead, the Cass County Extension Council and the 4-H Endowment Committee pick up this expense.  The Cass County 4-H Endowment also offers opportunities for youth to get involved in the 4-H program by attending camps and conferences and offering scholarships to graduating seniors. “These opportunities  are very important to the success of the 4-H program in Cass County. Stated Beth Irlbeck, Cass County Youth Coordinator, “it certainly would not be possible without a great deal of support from the community.”

There is also a silent auction during the supper.  Each of the 14 clubs in Cass County plan to donate an item, as well as some additional friends of 4-H.  “This is a great part of the pancake supper,” says Irlbeck, “it will be exciting to see what items are up for auction this year!”

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