The Douglas County 4-H Horse Project meeting was held July 19 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Club members decided on prizes for one of the club’s main fundraisers, the Kansas State Horse Show Circuit, which was held Aug. 21. During the meeting, the club also shared some of the activities they participate in throughout the year with new members. The next business meeting will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at the fairgrounds.
Douglas County FCE and Kansas State Research and Extension Family and Consumer Sciences announce their September program “Green Choices: Selecting, Preparing and Serving Meals.” Nancy O’Connor, nutrition educator and outreach coordinator at the Community Mercantile, will be presenting. The event will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Dreher Building at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. For more information, call 843-7058.
The Douglas County Family and Community Education Council will sponsor a tour to the Moon Marble Company in Bonner Springs, as well as a guided tour of Leavenworth and Fort Leavenworth. The guided tour will included the Carroll Mansion and Parker Carousel Museum. Lunch will be served by “Harvey Girls” in a renovated l888 Union Depot in Leavenworth and an all-you-can-eat-buffet dinner will be served at Bichelmeyer’s Steakhouse Restaurant in Tonganoxie. The tour, open to the public, costs $80 per person. The group will meet at 8 a.m. Sept. 29 at the Douglas County Extension Office, 2110 Harper, and return to Lawrence about 7:15 p.m. The deadline for registration is Sept. 14. For more information and reservations, contact Rachel Purvis at 842-3644.