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4-H and FCE News

December 4, 2010

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The Annual Bromelsick Christmas Party will be from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Budig Hall at Kansas University. The fun-filled program will include a visit from Santa. All registered Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and 4-H members in Douglas County are invited. Children must be accompanied by their parent or troop, den or group leader and meet their organization’s requirements for adult/child ratio. Tickets are available from Girl Scout, Boy Scout and 4-H leaders.

The Lone Star 4-H club met Nov. 8 in the basement of the Lone Star Church with the Annual Achievement Dinner. Each member brought a side dish and barbecue was from Crimson and Blue BBQ. Awards were given for record book completion and participation in the Douglas County Fair.

India FCE will have a Christmas luncheon and Christmas party, at 11:45 a.m. Thursday at the home of Norma Leary, 1059 E. 1479 Road. Please bring a dish for potluck. There will also be a gift exchange.

The Douglas County Extension Council met Tuesday for its annual meeting and election of officers and board members.

Officers for 2011 are: Rich Barr, chairman; Lanaea Heine, vice-chairwoman; Paul Groundwater, treasurer; and Kathy Sanders Wilson, secretary. Other board members elected were Ann Chapman, Laurie Comstock, Jim Congrove, Ann Peuser and Craig Shultz.

The “Certificate of Appreciation,” awarded each year by the Douglas County Extension Council, recognized John and Karen Pendleton for their many years of service to Extension. Retiring members from the Extension council were presented certificates recognizing their service and dedication to the Douglas County Extension program. Those retiring were Kathy Mulinazzi, Paula Murrish, Mark Rainey, Greg Shipe and Kristy Wempe-Bellinger.

The Four Leaf Clover 4-H Club met Nov. 9 in the Dreher building at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. President Kate McCurdy called the meeting to order, and song leader Jazlyn Wendel-Hummell led the club in singing “Mr. Turkey.” Roll call was answered by, “Which Do You Prefer: Ham or Turkey?” Secretary Anna McCurdy read the minutes from the last meeting, and Hank Mitchell gave the treasurer’s report. Parliamentarian Karen Schneck demonstrated how to answer roll call properly.

Community leader Paula Aiken asked the club families to fill out a questionnaire regarding the County Achievement celebration. Aiken then announced the Bromelsick holiday party would be Sunday. A countywide bowling party will be Dec. 28, but reservations must be received by Dec. 22. There will be a countywide Skill-A-Thon at the fairgrounds on Jan. 17.

Susan Thomas, foods project leader, announced there will be a meeting to plan the club’s gingerbread house. The club met and toured Pet World on Nov. 16. Ryal Mitchell, chairman of the Festival of Trees committee, asked members to meet when the live wreath arrived to finish up the club’s donation. Sommer Ferguson, County Council representative, announced there will be a giving tree set up at the extension office through Dec. 20, and donations of hats, mittens, scarves and food would be appreciated. Kate McCurdy welcomed ten new members.

Aiken installed officers for 2010-2011: Kate McCurdy, president; Lydia Holland, vice-president; Anna McCurdy, secretary; Henry Mitchell, treasurer; Ryal Mitchell, reporter; Luna Stephens, recreation leader; Jazlyn Wendel-Hummell, song leader; and Karen Schneck, parliamentarian. The advisory board led the club in honoring Aiken for her leadership and work with the club and presented her a gift.

The next meeting will be at 7:15 p.m. Dec. 13 in the Dreher building and will include the club’s annual gift exchange. Members wishing to participate, should bring a small gift appropriate for either a girl or a boy.

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