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County News

August 24, 2016

Palo Alto 4-H clubs help stock the Upper Des Moines Food Pantry with our food challenge. Each club is challenged to collect 75lbs of food!! All food we will turned in on Sunday, Oct 2 at the Penny Carnival from 1:30pm to 2pm. Start Collecting today!!!

August 16, 2016

4-H members in grades 7-12 won't want to miss out on this exciting trip to Sioux City, IA.  The adventure will begin at The Greatest Escape and the Palmer's Old Tyme Candy Shoppe.  Then it is off to the Southern Hills Mall for shopping and the food court.  Last stop will be an exciting night of hockey where the Sioux City Musketeers will take on the Dubuque Fighting Saints.  The trip will take place on Saturday, October 15th.  Space is limited - will accept on a first come, first served basis with paid registration.  Deadline is Sept. 28th.

August 15, 2016

Sign up now for a fun evening of scarecrow creating!  On Thursday, Sept. 15th from 5:45-8:00 PM we will be holding a Scarecrow Workshop & Contest in the Exhibits Building on the fairgrounds.  Bring old clothes, hats, gloves, etc. to dress your scarecrow – stuffing and frame will be provided.  Cost is $8.00 to cover some supplies and pizza.  Pictures will be taken and voting will take place after the workshop – prizes will be awarded to the top 3 winners.  Get creative and join in on the FUN!

June 24, 2016

Are you looking for upcoming Serv Safe Trainings? See the attached flyer If you want to attend the Sept 19th training in Estherville then you must register by August 29th!! You register online at:

June 24, 2016

Before you began canning bring your pressure cooker lid and guage to the Extension Office to be tested for FREE!!!

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

August 25, 2016 09:27 AM

Fall is an excellent time to reap the benefits of home gardens. Produce harvested from personal plots can make for a bountiful feast....

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