The Country Pioneers meet the 2nd Sunday of each month usually at 4:00 pm in the basement of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Club members give presentations during meetings and also serve as hosts by bringing drinks and treats. We have three potlucks: Father's Potluck in February, Mother's Potluck in April and a Family Potluck/Installation of Officers in November. We have an Achievement Show in June, which helps members get their projects ready for the fair. The club member’s give back to the community and one of our favorite projects is delivering fruit baskets with holiday goodies and caroling to the seniors in the Colo area during December. We are involved with the Colo Crossroads Festival by entering a float in the parade, having a ring toss in the park plus hosting a food stand at the annual truck pull as our club fundraiser. The club is also very active during the Story County Fair by helping with hosting the Community Building and 4-H Hall, working in the 4-H Food Stand, selling livestock bedding and helping with clean up. The club plans several social activities; a swim party in August and Halloween Party in October. Club members are involved in many different 4-H activities such as sheep, cattle, swine, goats, horses, small pets, dogs, cooking, clothing, photography, visual arts, shooting sports, gardening, 4-H camp, and Leadership Team. There are 35-38 members, grades 4-12.
Leaders: Bob Jamison (641-377-2657), Rodney Geisinger (641-377-2651), and Ryan McKinney (641-377-2800)