Joy-Eliza Ag 4-H Community Service for Christmas

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record
Cloverbud members making Christmas cards for military, community friends.

The fourth meeting of the Joy-Eliza Ag 4-H club was held on Sunday, December 14th , 2014 at the Eliza Community Center. Once the meeting was opened, the members took care of club business such as minutes of the previous meeting, treasurer’s report, and getting club shirts. In old business, leader Stacey Boruff reported on making fleece blankets with the Hamlet Handy Helpers 4H club for the Mercer County Crisis Center. In all, the two clubs made and delivered 38 blankets. In new business, the club voted to have a bake sale at the Eliza Fireman Soup Supper. It will be held on the last Saturday of January. We will donate $100 of our profit to the Eliza Fire Department. In other announcements, the Mercer County 4-H decided to have a Soup Challenge instead of a Chili Cookoff this year, which will be held (tentatively) on March 7th 2015. After that was completed, the business meeting was adjourned.

The remainder of the meeting was spent boxing and wrapping Christmas presents for a family the club sponsored in Mercer County. Club members and their families donated diapers, wipes, clothes, toys, and other gifts for the project, as well as a large box full of food for Christmas.

Club members gathered on December 6th at the Marston home to make Christmas cards an Christmas goodies such as peanut butter and regular fudge, almond bark pretzels, peanut clusters, and mini brownies. These treats and cards were then used to create dessert plates that we put together at our Dec. 14th meeting. When the meeting was over, we delivered these plates to several community friends in the Joy/New Boston/Eliza area.

During the business meeting, the Cloverbuds (grades K through 2nd grade) created more Christmas cards. Together with those made at the December 6th event, fifty cards were sent to local veterans, forty were sent to soldiers in Afghanistan, and eighteen were sent with the dessert plates to our community friends.

Respectfully submitted,

Kathryn Wagner, Reporter