Kanwaka Family and Community Education unit will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the home of Don and Margaret Fuston for its Christmas party. Each member is to bring a covered dish for the luncheon, canned goods for a food pantry and a gift for First Step House.
¢ The Vinland Family Community and Education unit will meet at noon Tuesday at the home of Lola Ford. Each member is to bring a covered dish and table service for the luncheon and nonperishable food to donate to the Baldwin food pantry.
¢ The Douglas County Pioneer 4-H Club recently visited several veterans in the Baldwin area. A Pioneer 4-H family visited the De Soto Veterans of Foreign Wars and gave them goodies for serving in the military.
¢ The Vinland Valley 4-H Club met Dec. 5 at the Vinland Methodist Church. Members went Christmas caroling at the Vintage Park retirement home in Baldwin.
Spencer Wilson presided during the meeting. Misty Emory, secretary, took roll call, which members answered by naming what they wanted for Christmas. Braxton Nottingham gave the treasurer's report, and Brittnay George gave the reporter's report.
Guests at the meeting were Darby Zaremba, Regan Zaremba and Lane Zaremba.
The club discussed adopting a family through the Salvation Army.
Members were encouraged to participate in County Club Days in February. The club also collected donations of new coats to send to hurricane victims in New Orleans in collaboration with the Johnson County 4-H club.
The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 2 at the Methodist church in Vinland. Host families will be the Bakers and Schwagers. Members enrolled in clothing and photography projects will provide the program.
¢ The Four Leaf Clover 4-H Club met Nov. 14 in Building 1 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.
Jen Livingood and Weston Allen are the club's new county council representatives.
There was a sign-up for those who wanted to participate in the Salvation Army Kettle Kick-off. Members were reminded that the Bromelsick party will be Dec. 17 at Free State High School. If new members want to learn about 4-H, the Extension office is having "4-H 101" at 7 p.m. Jan. 11.
Members turned in enrollment cards for the new year. Paula Aiken, community leader, initiated officers and handed out record book awards. Project leaders also were recognized.