Clover Kids Retreat attended by over 40 Louisa County Youth

COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa – The annual Louisa County Clover Kids Retreat was held on Saturday, March 16th at the Louisa County Fairgrounds. Over 40 participants in kindergarten through 3rd grade learned about various safety topics and how to stay aware in their surroundings.

The retreat was facilitated and lead by Louisa County Clover Kid Club Leaders and Melissa Bell, County Youth Coordinator for Louisa County ISU Extension and Outreach. Topics covered included stranger danger, accident safety, kitchen safety, first aid kits, being aware of your surroundings, and when to call 911.

“The Clover Kid Retreat is always a fun morning where kids from all Louisa County Clover kid groups come together and meet new friends and learn. This year we focused on safety, our table specifically focused on bike safety. The kids learned about bike hand signals from Louisa County’s Deputy Torres and each child received reflective spokes for their bike and a reflective bracelet to wear to make them more visible to drivers when riding” states Kathryn Crumly, leader of the Lil’ Falcon’s Clover Kid Club.

Thank you to our Clover Kid Leaders, County Council Members, and the Louisa County Sheriff Department Staff for their volunteered time and expertise.

The overall purpose of the Iowa 4-H Clover Kids program is to foster the development of life skills that are essential for the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical maturation of kindergarten through third graders by providing a unique, age-appropriate educational opportunity. For more information on how to join Louisa County Clover Kids, visit