Clubs celebrate 75th annual 4-H Week

Members of the Grant Gleaners 4-H Club are shown after completing a club project to make bags out of t-shirts.

The North Iowa 4-Hers painted pumpkins for 4-H Week to decorate downtown Lakota.

     Local 4-H Clubs, including the Grant Gleaners and North Iowa 4-Hers, joined in celebrating National 4-H Week during the first full week of October. This is the 75th consecutive year for the event, which highlights 4-H youth who work each day to make a positive impact on those around them.

     The Grant Gleaners got together on October 1 and had a scavenger hunt, where the kids split up into groups and went around to homes to collect the items on their list. They also made cookies to take home, followed by their monthly meeting. The Grant Gleaners wore their 4-H t-shirts to school last Wednesday, and they also decorated a window at Main Street Market in honor of 4-H Week.

     The North Iowa 4-Hers, meanwhile, decorated downtown Lakota, as they painted pumpkins and used cornstalks to adorn the streetlight poles.