Lynette Willis, reporter
Prairie Moon has had an extremely active and fun-filled year.
Our nearly 70 members excelled in several project areas.  We are a very active club and several members have grand champion livestock at several spring shows.  We’ve had past rodeo queens, Mr. and Miss 4-H, and Key Award winners.  Our club has a great mix of older and younger members.  This year we had seven graduating seniors who will be dearly missed as they head to college after the fair.
In October, we participated in the Enchanted Forest, a two-night community service and fundraising event.  Members prepared snacks for the concession stand and performed a skit that was presented throughout the evening as guests strolled through the forest.
To celebrate National 4-H Sunday, we put up a display at Spring Hill’s Hilltop Elementary School.
For our community service, we rang bells for Salvation Army at the Walmart in Gardner.  We also helped the Morning Grange with their Grange Pup Stand at Old Settler’s Day.  The Morning Grange allows us to meet at their hall for free, and we like to help them with activities when we can.
January was Parent’s Night and our chili supper.
Our project tour was in July and the club visited the homes of families with livestock.  Afterwards we enjoyed a cookout at the Grange Hall.
Prairie Moon Junior Leaders will be assisting Mahaffie Farmstead with their Wild West show by dressing in period clothing and helping with children’s games.  They also help set up the arena and work the registration table for the Mutton Bustin’event.
Prairie Moon meets the second Monday of each month at the Morning Grange Hall.  For more information, contact community leaders Lynette Willis, (913) 592-4381; Denise Woodard, (913) 592-3028; or Ronnette Wilson, (913) 592-5187.