September 30, 2014

Active year keeps members of Prairie Moon club busy

Johnson County 4-H Rifle Club’s  BB gun team won first place in every match they attended this past season making them Kansas State Champions for the first time.  Submitted photo

Johnson County 4-H Rifle Club’s BB gun team won first place in every match they attended this past season making them Kansas State Champions for the first time. Submitted photo

Elizabeth Fiedlet
Club reporter
With just over 50 members Prairie Moon has had an extremely active and fun-filled year. The members excel in several project areas. Prairie Moon is a very active club and many members have Grand Champion livestock at several spring shows.
Club members have been named Mr. and Miss 4-H and Key Award winners. The group has a great mix of older and younger members. This year, two members of Prairie Moon graduated from high school. They will be dearly missed as they head to college after the fair.
In October, the club participated in the Enchanted Forest, which was a two-night community service and fundraising event. Members prepared snacks for the concession stand. Members prepared a skit that was presented to the kids who attended the event throughout the evening as they strolled through the forest.
For community service, the club rang bells for Salvation Army at the Walmart in Gardner. Members also help the Morning Grange with their Grange Pup Stand at Old Settler’s Day. The Morning Grange allows Prairie Moon members to meet at their Hall for free, so Prairie Moon members like to help them with activities whenever possible.
January was Parent’s Night and a chili supper. There were a few parents that even acted like their kids.
The club’s project tour and next meeting is planned to happen during the fair, with members showing all of their hard work from the year. Afterwards the group plans to enjoy a cookout following our meeting.
Prairie Moon meets the second Monday of each month at the Morning Grange Hall. Contact Community Leader Lynette Willis (913)269-0677.

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