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Of field corn and ISU fleece

heat pack

County youth coordinator Jackie Lupkes challenged Cerro Gordo County 4-H’ers to find a creative way to promote National 4-H Week (Oct. 1-7). Seventh grader Colin Sido answered the call and made heat packs for local nursing home residents. He used field corn as filler and made the covers out of ISU fleece. 

“When I visited the nursing home about his project, everyone expressed how appreciative they were and how impressed they were with this young man,” Lupkes said. “I am very proud of this 4-H’er and excited to be working with members of this caliber.”

Learn more about the fun stuff kids can do in 4-H.

This article appeared in October 2006 -- From Jack Payne Newsletter