Thank you to the families who attended the 2015 4-H Celebration held at Sumner Sunset Theatre. 113 participants enjoyed the movie "Bon Voyage Charlie Brown (and don’t come back)," along with pop and popcorn. Record book awards were handed out those submitting by the October 1 deadline, Award of the Clover to club leaders reaching 5 or 10 years of service, along with certificates to clubs who donated to the Iowa 4-H'ers for 4-H campaign. Award Program
The Iowa 4-H Program defines service-learning as a strategy that integrates community needs along with intentional learning objectives. 4-H members involved in a regional citizenship program connected the service-learning they understand of project-based work to the mission of Retrieving Freedom Inc. Retrieving Freedom Inc. (RFI) trains service dogs for placement in three main markets, Veterans, children with autism and adults and children with Diabetes
The annual fall ditch pickup along Highway 150 south of Fayette was conducted by members of the Fayette County 4-H Council. Those participating included: Julie Lansing, Cynthia Hamlett, Ashley Baumler, Sally Hamlett, Galen and Michele Kelly, Madelyn and Donovan Bunn, Matthew Appler, Kassi Steinlage and Jalyn Brownell.
53 youth gathered for the Regional Youth Leadership Team Conference at Upper Iowa University on October 15. The youth attended a variety of sessions expanding their awareness about the importance of being physically active, making healthy choices, learning about our food system, discussing how to be respectful and responsible citizens and how to best promote the work they do in 4-H Food & Fitness clubs. All schools left with new project ideas for the current school year and we look forward to the next meeting to convene about the progress made. Pictured is the Oelwein school's resource contact, Molly Schintler and Food and Fitness 4-H club members: Austin Parmely, Jared Little, Jacob Reagan, Alianna Holliday and Marissa Lammers.