Money Mania day camp was held at Community Bank of Oelwein. Participants learned the difference between a need and a want as they studied store advertisements and created their own needs and wants poster, how to properly write checks and fill in deposit slips and developed a spending plan. Money earned throughout the day was then used to purchase their morning snack, lunch and 4-H items from the store. Emily Schwickerath, ag lender at Community Bank of Oelwein led the group on a tour of the bank and showed them how to use the ATM machine located in the drive up area. Photos
Sacred Heart 4th-6th grade and West Central 4th grade students enjoyed the day at Northeast Iowa Community College, Calmar campus attending the Iowa Dairy Story. In the morning, youth learned about nutrition, the cows digestive system, history and artifacts, and visited the hall of breeds. They also enjoyed a sample of Country View Yogurt. After lunch they enjoyed touring the dairy facilities - observing cows being milked in the parlor and by a robot, play Milk Cart Quiz trivia and make Ice Cream. Presenters for the day included: Sally Hamlett, Fayette County Alternate Dairy Princess; Peggy Sparrgrove and Neil Lansing, Fayette County dairy farmers, Michele Kelly, County Youth Coordinator and Laura Liechty, Regional Youth and Nutritional Coordinator.