Alex Fiedler
Club Reporter
With nearly 70 members, Prairie Moon has had an extremely active and fun-filled year. Prairie Moon members excel in several project areas. Many members have Grand Champion livestock at several spring shows. The group boasts past Rodeo Queens, Mr. & Miss 4-H and Key Award winners and is also the home club of the current Mr. and Miss 4-H. The club has a great mix of older and younger members. This year, members had three graduating seniors who will be dearly missed as they head to college after the fair.
In October, members 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 helped the Morning Grange with its Grange Pup Stand at Old Settler’s Day. The Morning Grange allows Prairie Moon to meet at its hall for free, and Prairie Moon members like to help them with activities when possible.
January was Parent’s Night and a chili supper. There were a few parents that even acted like their kids.
The project tour and next meeting is planned to happen in the fair with members showing all of their hard work from the year. Afterwards members plan to enjoy a cookout following our meeting.
Prairie Moon meets the second Monday of each month at the Morning Grange Hall. For more information about Prairie Moon 4-H Club contact community leader Justin Fiedler at [email protected]